Hold Your Horses: Horses in Antiques & Decorative Arts

'A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!'  So goes the beseeching line of King Richard III in Shakespeare's Richard III from 1594.  We are certainly fond of horses, and today we have put together an interesting selection of pieces from our collection that feature horses.  Dating from as early as the 7th century all the … Continue reading Hold Your Horses: Horses in Antiques & Decorative Arts

Timeless Terracotta: Terracotta Throughout the Ages

If you picked up a copy of Home & Antiques Magazine recently, you may have seen their feature entitled 'Timeless Terracotta.'  What an apt title for a material that is incredibly rich in its history and form.  The term terracotta derives from the Italian terra cotta, which in turn comes from the Latin terra cocta, or 'baked earth.'  The … Continue reading Timeless Terracotta: Terracotta Throughout the Ages