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Our Guide to Caring for Antique Ceramics and Glass

Accidental breakage is probably the highest risk for damaging ceramics and glass objects. Luckily, it’s also easy to avoid. Ceramic and glass objects are not affected by bright light or normal changes in temperature. The adhesives used on restored pieces, however,… Continue reading →

Early Georgian High Society 1720 – 1760

There were various means of advancement in early Georgian Britain – merit, good fortune, education and patronage, corruption and service to the nation were some of them. The band of people considered to belong to polite society increased to receive… Continue reading →

Eggcup Collecting is for Everyone

Eggcup Collecting When Easter Bunny has been and gone and that stash of chocolate eggs he left hidden around the house and garden has long since been discovered and demolished, what next? Why, eggcup collecting, of course. Children of all… Continue reading →

Honiton Pottery – Devon

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… Continue reading →

Charlotte Rhead – The Lost Art of Tube Lining

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… Continue reading →

Hannah Barlow Pottery

Itís rare enough to find three sisters who share the same talent for ceramic artistry. But what are the odds against finding three who could work together in the same studio and often on the same object? It’s also pretty… Continue reading →

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