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What Is A Wall Pocket Vase?

SylvaC 320 Pottery Wall Pocket Vase With Pixies

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…

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

Babcock Brothers, Evansville, Indiana & Thomas Goodfellow

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…

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Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses

Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses

Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses, a quintessentially British design featuring 6 of the flamboyant gardener’s, Harry Wheatcroft, roses.

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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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