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Vintage/Antique Pottery — Mullard Antiques Blog

Pastille Burners: The Original Room Deodoriser!

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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. During Elizabethan times, the pastille burners were practical silver objects with holes in which held a pastille: a small lozenge made of saltpetre or gum arabic and essences usually made by the house servants.

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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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A Short Overview Of SylvaC Pottery

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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!  One of the pottery manufacturers which I do admire is SylvaC Pottery, and I have collected several pieces over the years. One or two pieces I will never part with just because I love them so much! 

But what do we know about SylvaC and their relationships with Falconware , and Shaw & Copestake?

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What do the Babcock Brothers, Evansville, Indiana & Thomas Goodfellow have in common?

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What do the Babcock Brothers, Evansville, Indiana & Thomas Goodfellow have in common?

Whilst in the process of sorting through a box of pottery, belonging to my late Mum-in-Law, I came across a pair of shell-like cream antique dishes with the following back mark.

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 the look of the Staffordshire pottery: ‘Adams Jasperware.’ Did we trace their origin? Read this blog to follow the detective story from the UK to USA!

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