Category: Antique Decorative Items

Honiton Pottery – Devon

Andrea Swan Antique Decorative Items, Ceramic Antiques
honiton jug

Honiton Pottery I used to think it was only fruit and potato pickers who moved around the country finding work, but as I now know, when seasonal work dried up on the farms in the South of England, itinerant travellers turned their hands to decorating pottery. That’s why Poole Pottery in Dorset is so readily… continue reading »

Charlotte Rhead – The Lost Art of Tube Lining

Christopher Proudlove Antique Decorative Items, Ceramic Antiques
Ceramics by Charlotte Rhead

The wonderful thing about collecting antiques is the constant learning process the hobby generates. Every visit to an auction sale, antique shop and flea market brings to light new objects, manufacturing techniques, names and dates that previously were a complete mystery. Having said that, dopes like me still manage to forget to engage brain before… continue reading »

Collectable Silver Smalls

Christopher Proudlove Antique Decorative Items
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Antique dealers call them by the workaday name of “smalls”. You see flea market (sorry antiques fair) stalls with glass-topped cases full of them, their custodians desperately hoping that the quirkiness of the objects will persuade some hapless collector to part with a couple of hundred quid for something that is essentially useless. Auctioneers call… continue reading »

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