The World Class Antiques Insider Newsletter!

The World Class Antiques Insider Newsletter!

Newsletter Archive - February 2024

Kindly be aware that promotions and discounts featured in this newsletter may or may not still be available.

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Welcome to the World Class Antiques Insider Newsletter!

Every month, be the first to dive into our new editorial, discover captivating fine art, take advantage of exclusive promotions, uncover noteworthy YouTube channels, and more. Stick around for the good stuff!

Exploring the Magnificent Treasures of The Wallace Collection

Nestled within the grandeur of London's House of Hertford, The Wallace Collection stands as a beacon of opulence and refinement, showcasing over 5,500 artifacts amassed over three generations by the illustrious Wallace family. From the discerning eye of Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford, to the passionate stewardship of Sir Richard Wallace, this collection exudes a timeless allure, offering a glimpse into centuries past.

Sir Richard's vision to share this trove of treasures with the world culminated in the awe-inspiring exhibition at the Bethnal Green Museum, captivating millions with its unparalleled display of 18th and 19th-century art, furniture, and decorative arts. Today, The Wallace Collection stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Wallace family's love affair with art and antiquity, inviting all who enter its halls to embark on a journey through history, elegance, and unmatched beauty.

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Art Spotlight: Roland Partos

Exploring the Enigmatic World of Roland Partos

In the captivating realm of art, certain figures emerge like hidden gems, their works possessing a magnetic allure that draws admirers into their distinctive universe. Roland Partos, a Romanian painter born in Timisoara in 1929, stands as one such artist whose creations have garnered admiration over the years.

Partos's paintings are scarce finds in the marketplace, adding to their allure for those who appreciate his unique style. Currently, there are two pairs of his paintings available for sale in our World Class Antiques marketplace, offering collectors a glimpse into his world:

For those intrigued by his process, "Painting Manuscript Acrylics & Oils" - Learn how to paint with an instructional painting manuscript provides insights into Partos's techniques. This instructional book shares the wisdom accumulated by the artist throughout his career, making it a valuable resource for aspiring painters.

To get a sense of Partos's artistry, a brief video offers a glimpse into his world.

Partos's paintings are characterized by their subtle yet powerful brushstrokes, reflecting his appreciation for nature and spirituality, where each painting is an invitation to explore the intersection of reality and imagination.

View Roland Partos work in the marketplace

World Class Antiques Promotions

This month, we're featuring a special promotion on our collection of Collector’s Tools. Enjoy a 15% discount on ANY vintage and antique glass & pottery available on the World Class Antiques marketplace. Act fast, as this limited-time offer is valid only for the next 25 days. Please note that this special discount is limited to one item per subscriber.

To take advantage of this promotion, follow these simple steps:

  • Browse and order your favorite item from the Glass & Pottery category. Use the button below to access it.

  • Upon confirming your purchase and shipping details, reveal the exclusive code: WCA15OFFGLASS. This code is accessible only to subscribers of the World Class Antiques Insider newsletter. As noted above, this special discount is limited to one item per subscriber.

  • We will then generate your invoice, reflecting the 15% discount on your chosen glass or pottery.

That's all there is to it! Take advantage of this great opportunity before it's gone.

Browse the marketplace for Glass & Pottery

Channelling Antiques: YouTube Edition

This is an expertly curated section where we uncover noteworthy YouTube channels, shows, or videos that grabbed our attention for their valuable and up-to-date insights into the world of antiques and the trade.

Image credit: YouTube

In the spotlight this month: David Harper Antiques TV

A captivating destination on YouTube dedicated to the mesmerizing realm of antiques! If you're a fan of popular BBC TV antiques shows like 'Antiques Road Trip,' 'Bargain Hunt,' 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,' and 'Flog It,' then you're in for a treat.

On this channel, you'll discover a treasure trove of content featuring renowned experts, auctioneers, antiques centers, and antiques fairs, all brought together to celebrate the rich tapestry of the antiques world. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the scene, there's something here for everyone.

Watch on YouTube

Radiant Obsession: Still Glowing with Uranium/Vaseline Glass

Can you see that our obsession shines through? We're still into uranium (or vaseline) glass and recently listed something cool on the marketplace: an antique Vaseline Vase on a Gilt Metal Base from the early Victorian period. It's this old glass that lights up nicely under UV light. If you're curious to see it up close, we've got a video you can check out. You can also check our listing.

Did you know?

  • Vaseline glass and uranium glass are essentially the same thing. Vaseline glass is a type of glass that contains small amounts of uranium, which gives it its characteristic yellowish-green or pale yellow color. The term "Vaseline glass" is often used interchangeably with "uranium glass" to describe glassware with this uranium content.
  • The term "Vaseline glass" originated from its resemblance to the color of petroleum jelly (Vaseline). This glassware often has a yellowish-green or pale yellow hue, similar to the color of the famous petroleum-based product.
  • Vaseline glass gets its vibrant color from the addition of uranium dioxide during the glassmaking process. This uranium content is what gives the glass its characteristic fluorescence under ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Vaseline glass gained popularity during the Victorian era, particularly in the latter half of the 19th century. Its unique color and ability to glow under UV light made it desirable for decorative and functional items, such as vases, goblets, and tableware.
  • Vaseline glass was produced by glassmakers around the world, including prominent manufacturers in Europe (such as Bohemia and England), the United States, and beyond. Each region had its own distinctive styles and techniques for creating Vaseline glass.

A Quick Heads Up!

Just a friendly reminder that any prices or references to the investment potential of antiques in our newsletter are not a substitute for professional appraisals or financial advice. The antique market can be unpredictable, and individual experiences may vary. Before making any significant investment decisions, we recommend consulting with a qualified professional to ensure that your choices align with your unique financial goals and circumstances.

Thank you for being a cherished member of our community of antique enthusiasts! Wishing you joyful holidays filled with delightful antiquing adventures!

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