The Story of Ormolu

Ormolu is mentioned in many of our descriptions, including those of clocks and furniture. What does the term mean? What is the history? Read below to find out more about ormolu and see some of the beautiful examples here at Solvang Antiques.

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Artist Spotlight: Joe Mancuso

Our Small Works Show is going on now! In celebration, we’ll be presenting weekly profiles of featured artists. This week, our Artist Spotlight is Joe Mancuso.                             Joe Mancuso is an accomplished artist in both pastel and oil. He is well known […]

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December Birthstones at Solvang Antiques

December is a special month with four choices for birthstones, including tanzanite, blue zircon, blue topaz, and turquoise. Here, you will learn more about each birthstone and view exclusive selections from our collection. These beautiful pieces are perfect as gifts for a loved one or for yourself. Blue Zircon Zircon is a brilliant gem that […]

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Artist Spotlight: Angie Whitson

Our Small Works Show is going on now! In celebration, we’ll be presenting weekly profiles of featured artists. This week, our Artist Spotlight is sculptress Angie Whitson. Angie Whitson is a sculptress, painter and etcher. She is most noted for her limited edition bronze sculpture and her limited edition etchings using the softground technique with […]

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Maker Spotlight: Royal Crown Derby

Porcelain has been part of human artistry for thousands of years. The first evidence of porcelain dates back to 7th century China. In the 16th century, porcelain began to be imported into Western Europe from China, Japan and Korea. One of the oldest and most famous porcelain suppliers from Britain is Royal Crown Derby. Royal Crown […]

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