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Antique Collectors' Dictionary (Z)

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Zebra Wood: Wood imported from Guiana during the late eighteenth century; light brown with prominent dark brown stripes; used for veneers and cross-banding. It is hard and durable.

Zucchi, Antonio Pietro (1726-95): Venetian painter who accompanied Robert Adam on his Italian tour and worked for him in England at Kenwood, Syon, etc. ; was second husband of Angelica Kauffman.

Zurich porcelain: Factory founded in 1763 with Adam Spengler as manager. At first soft-paste porcelain was made but by 1765 hard-paste wares were being produced. The factory closed before the end of the century. Ziirich figures are greatly esteemed. The mark is the letter `z' in underglaze blue.