A Bradley and Co Copper Vase The Sun Never Sets on The British Empire.
We no longer celebrate Empire Day on 24th May but this was not the case well into the 1950s. This was probably made to celebrate the silver jubilee of George V in 1935. With the spir
This design was drawn by William Moorcroft in 1937 and developed by Walter Moorcroft from about 1947 who had been instructed by his father in the art of mastering Flambe firings in a reduction kiln. Moorcroft pottery subjected to this effect always carrie
A William Moorcroft Pottery Ginger Jar and Cover c1918. For images of Powder Blue and other resist colours on various forms See: Moorcroft 1897-1993 Revised Edition, Atterbury P. page 91 plates 3,4 and 5.
Lalique - By Eric Knowles.
Last year Andy McConnell assayed an opalescent Rene Lalique Suzanne figurine on the Antiques Roadshow ( it was missing the brass base on which it would have stood to be illuminated). In conversation with Andy a few weeks ago he
This lavishly illustrated paperback has enabled Eric to give his own personal narrative and guide to a subject about which he is passionate, all things Deco.
Having Eric as our chairman we can personally vouch for his infectious enthusiasm and willingn
This vase represents Royal Doulton's efforts to offer designs that show an empathy with both the established Arts and Crafts and emerging Art Deco influences. Florence Roberts was one of the company's longest serving employees having joined in 1879 and ev
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Mary Beattie Scott won the Best Sculpture Award in 2004 and 2005 for the Society of Equestrian Artists
See Bonhams The Sporting Sale Edinburgh 1st May 2019 for her bronze group of a Highland pony carrying a Red Stag titled 'Ret
The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham was known internationally for this type of work. They supplied everyone form the Tsars of Russia to the New York elite. The "shellwork" business grew from the early 19th century in tandem with the jewellery se
Pansy was originally introduced in 1911, whilst William Moorcroft was in the employ of James Macintyre and Co ,and the range was initially retailed by Liberty and Co then others. In 1913 Moorcroft had set up his own state of the art pottery in Sandbach Ro