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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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What Does Radio And Imitation Costume Jewellery Have in Common?

What Does Radio and ‘Imitation’ Costume Jewellery by Stratton of London Have In Common? 20th Century And Costume Jewellery Most of us own a piece of costume jewellery, whether it’s a watch; a ring or necklace made out of metal, plastic and semiprecious stones; a badge or pin. Even Monarchs, and other upper echelons of society, occasionally wore paste jewellery, as one wouldn’t want the ‘unwashed masses’ to steal our priceless jewels, would one? But when did costume jewellery become fashionable? Georgian Paste Jewellery Costume jewellery is not a new phenomena, it has been around since at least the 18th…

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Art Deco Catalin and Bakelite: – What is it?

Catalin and Bakelite

Catalin and Bakelite, amongst other early plastics, are now highly collectible. Prized for their colour, tactility, appearance and use in every day life. But what are Bakelite and Catalin? How can you tell them apart?

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