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Pastille Burners: The Original Room Deodoriser!

Pastille Burners: The Original Room Deodoriser!

The use of Pastille Burners actually dates back to the time of Elizabeth I, where they were used in wealthy households to help deodorise the very foul smelling air. I am particularly fond of the small whimsical pastille burners produced by Coalport in the 1950s and have a small collection.

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Gibson’s Pottery Snippet Of The Day Number 6

Antique Gibson's England Brown Lustreware/ Chrome Tea Caddy

Another blog from Mullard Antiques on Gibson’s Pottery Snippet Of The Day Number 6. Who were Gibson’s pottery? Where did they manufacture? Read to find out more!

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George Clews & Co Pottery: Snippet Of The Day Number 5

1939 George Clews Belisha Grey WW1 Howitzer Field Cannon Teapot

Not many people will probably have heard of the Staffordshire based George Clews & Co Pottery, unless you are a collector of teapots or their studio art pottery Chameleon Ware. But they had some very innovative designs. Read to find out more!

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Royal Worcester Porcelain: Snippet Of The Day Number Three

Vintage Royal Worcester Evesham Gold Storage Jar/ Marmite Pot/ Bean Pot

Royal Worcester Porcelain: Snippet Of The Day Number Three. A nice short blog providing an overview of the iconic Royal Worcester porcelain.

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Our Love Of Blue and White Pottery: Snippet Of The Day Number 2

Our Love Of Blue and White Pottery: Snippet Of The Day Number 2

Our Love Of Blue and White Pottery: Snippet Of The Day Number 2. Where did blue and white pottery originate? What is the blue colouration? What do we know about the Willow pattern? Why do we like blue and white pottery?

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What is Ironstone? Snippet Of The Day Number 1

Vintage Masons Ironstone Toothpick Holder Mandarin pattern

What is Ironstone? Snippet Of The Day Number 1. A short overview of Ironstone pottery. From the series ‘Snippet of the Day Number 1’ by Mullard Antiques.

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The Wondrous World Of Carlton Ware

Carlton Ware Buttercup Toast Rack Salad Ware

The Wondrous World Of Carlton Ware I think we have established by now that I have an intrinsic love of pottery and, in particular, Staffordshire pottery. There are just so many potteries to choose from, you really do have to narrow down your collecting options! Today, I thought that I must give Carlton Ware a mention. A Stoke-on-Trent pottery company that operated for more than a 100 years. Vintage Carlton Ware Pale Green Salt and Pepper Pots Carlton Ware Australian Leaf 1940s Carlton Ware Pink & Brown Bud Vase Pattern 2554/6 Over the decades, Carlton have produced 1000s of designs…

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A Short Overview Of SylvaC Pottery

SylvaC Pottery

A Short Overview Of SylvaC Pottery For those of you whom are regular readers of my blog, you are probably now all aware of the fact that I love pottery! Over the years I have acquired many pieces from vases to ornaments, to whole tea and dinner services. I don’t just collect one manufacturer or style; it tends to be a mixture of things that appeal at the time of purchase. Some things were given as gifts by now, sadly, deceased relatives and these items have sentimental value; a contact with the past and a loving memory. Others appeal because…

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A Meander Around Wade Pottery, Ceramics and Earthenware

1976 World of Survival Series Wade England Polar Bear

A Meander Around Wade Pottery, Ceramics and Earthenware When you think of Wade pottery, many of us would probably think of Wade Whimsies (unless you are a Wade collector) but I think that is a real shame. In fact, Wade have produced industrial ceramics, and some wonderful porcelain and earthenware objets d’art over the years. Wade Ceramics Limited, Staffordshire, UK, is a pottery established in 1810 and still manufacturing today at a brand new factory only opened in 2010. When first founded, the company actually comprised several companies, established by different members of the Wade extended family, eventually uniting to form…

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Who were Bretby Art Pottery and Tooth & Co?

Vintage Bretby Art Pottery Nursery Rhyme Bookends Models 3262 and 3263

Who were Bretby Art Pottery and Tooth & Co? Bretby Art Pottery was started in 1882 by Henry Tooth and William Ault. The company was actually known as Tooth & Co. Ltd. Tooth and Ault designed and built their own pottery in Woodville, Derbyshire. Manufacturing began on 25 October 1883. They entered the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1884 and won a gold award. Not a bad result for a first attempt! The famous ‘Sunburst’ trade mark was registered in the same year. Bretby Sunburst Trade Mark The partnership was dissolved on 1 January 1887 when William Ault set up his own pottery…

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