Who were Alcock, Lindley & Bloor? How are they associated with Royal Doulton?
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.
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?