Spotlight: Bateman Silver

The Bateman family are known as the most famous silversmiths of the Georgian era. Hester Bateman and her children created beautiful works of art in silver that still survive today. Read on and learn more about the Bateman family. Sterling Silver Cup by Hester Bateman, circa 1785 Hester Bateman began her silversmithing career after her […]

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Artist Spotlight: Marilyn Simandle

Marilyn Simandle, an accomplished oil and watercolor artist, has been active in the art world for many years. Read on and learn more about Marilyn Simandle! Veranda Overlooking the Lake Taught and encouraged by her mother, a musician and painter herself, Marilyn has been painting since age 6. Raised in the San Francisco Bay area, […]

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Spotlight: Cranberry Glass

Cranberry glass is a special style of glass that has a deep red color similar to that of cranberries. This type of glass is collected and sought after worldwide. Read on to learn more about this unique glass, and view a selection of items from our collection. Enameled Etched Cranberry Glass Pickle Castor, circa 1880 […]

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Celebrating John Gould

John Gould is known as one of the world’s most prolific ornithologists. His writings and sketches are collected worldwide. Read on to learn more about John Gould and view a selection of prints from his books. Avocettinus Eurypterus John Gould was born September 14, 1804 in Dorset, England. He was interested in flora and fauna […]

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Gemstone Spotlight: Onyx

Onyx, a stone with a striking, pigmented color, has been used in jewelry for hundreds of years. Read on to learn more about this fascinating stone, and view a selection of onyx jewelry from Solvang Antiques. Beaded Onyx Necklace and Pendant Onyx’s name derives from a Latin term meaning “claw” or “fingernail”. It is often […]

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