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Vintage/Antique Pottery — Mullard Antiques

What Does The Term Old Charley Have In Common With Artone Pottery?

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What Does The Term Old Charley Have In Common With Artone Pottery?

If you take a meander around the internet, you can often come across the term 'Old Charley and, if you are anything like me, wondered about the derivation of the name.

In my case, I was searching for a possible explanation as to why the miniature character jugs, made by the Artone Pottery, has two identical faces on each side of the jug.

What Does The Term Old Charley Have In Common With Artone Pottery? Read on to find out more!

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Who were Bretby Art Pottery and Tooth & Co?

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Who were Bretby Art Pottery and Tooth & Co?

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.

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Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses Tea Service

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Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses Tea Service
I just had to share this beautiful Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses Tea Service with you. It is so quintessentially British! Each piece of this 21-piece set features one of Harry Wheatcroft’s “Six world famous roses.” They are all made from fine bone china and the edges are gilded. But who was Harry Wheatcroft, and do Paragon China still exist?

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Ginger Jars: Beautiful & Useful Home Décor

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Ginger Jars: Beautiful & Useful Home Décor

What are Ginger Jars? I love ginger jars! What isn’t there to like? Useful, beautiful and versatile jars that have been around for centuries. According to the dictionary, a Ginger Jar is 'A Chinese Jar having a wide mouth, globular body and a dome shaped cover.' 

Which makes it sound very boring and mundane, something a ginger jar certainly isn’t!

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