What is a Wall Pocket Vase? An Introduction To Wall Pockets What Is A Wall Pocket Vase? Today, we probably think of them as a flat backed ceramic vase, which can be wall mounted and filled with flowers but they are much more versatile than this. A wall pocket is not to be confused with a: Wall sconce, which is effectively a wall light or a receptacle for holding a light e.g. candles or, these days, electrical wires. Meissen Porcelain Wall Sconce Wall plaque a thin, flat plate or tablet of metal or porcelain intended for use as ornament. Art Deco Cope & Co Lady wall mask/ plaque…
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…
We love our vintage radios here at Mullard Antiques & Collectibles! We specialise in old technology, which means Analogue and not Digital (DAB) and in those that are, mainly but not exclusively, manufactured in Britain.
What do the Babcock Brothers of Evansville, Indiana and Thomas Goodfellow, a Staffordshire potter, have in common? Whilst in the process of sorting through a box of pottery, belonging to my 87-year old Mum-in-Law, I came across a pair of shell-like cream antique dishes with the following back mark. Imported by Babcock Brothers, Evansville, IA. We knew they had been in our family for at least 60 years but no-one knew where the dishes originated. We were pretty sure they were 19th Century (Victorian) and they had a the look of the Staffordshire pottery: ‘Adams Jasperware.’ Cobalt Blue Adams Tunstall…
Eiffion from Collectibulldogs asked if I would write a guest blog for him, and considering his passion for Man’s best friend ‘the Dog’, in particular, Bulldogs, I thought I just had to write about the Dogs’ nemesis, namely Cats! In homage to ‘Collectibulldogs,’ I have called this blog Collecticats- A love of Cats and Antiques
Ralph and Mary met at the Department Store ‘Binns’ in Newcastle. She worked in ladies wear and he was working in the basement setting up televisions and radios, and repairing them.
Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses, a quintessentially British design featuring 6 of the flamboyant gardener’s, Harry Wheatcroft, roses.
Another Guest Blog from Steve of Mullard Magic, showing us his Mullard Neon Sign with some background on the history of Neon Signage
We tend to think of the kitsch Christmas gift as a modern phenomenon driven by the Chinese engine of industry where natural resources are harvested and then transformed into said products . Actually, this isn’t the case; witness this charming advert from 1928 where one could purchase a kitsch present for the telephone owner
As a committed arctophile (lover and collector of Teddy Bears), I was becoming really frustrated at not being able to trace the manufacturer of my better half’s childhood teddy ‘Dodo’ (as in the extinct bird): a moth eaten well loved bear, whose arms and legs became adrift and were sewn back on several times by my Mum-in-law. The only real clue I had to go on was the small red fabric tongue sticking out of it’s mouth; surely that must be a recognisable feature?