The present day pottery at La Louviere includes this particular design in its extensive catalogue in both this blue as well as an orange/rust colourway and alongside other Deco inspired designs that are obviously inspired by the Charles Catteau works prod
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Montieres was established in Montieres-les-Amiens in the north of France in 1917 by Jean Barol (1873-1966) and Francois Sicard.
Barol had initially worked for Clement Massier in his Golf Juan workshop as an artist working with the iridescent glazes tha
This tooth is a classic example of the folk art which became known as scrimshaw. Etched and inked designs varied from the naive to the supremely intricate, often echoing the sailor's experiences and loves.
Tarshish was the source of King Solomons wealth and was possibly a city of region in Tunisia ( Carthage) or Sardinia. Hiram was the Phoenician King of Tyre in the seventh century BC. The fact that this is marine ivory and whaling was associated with wealt
The Kutusoff was a whaler registered in New Bedford Massachusetts to the west of Long Island Sound, we are advised that it was registered in the early 1840s and was scrapped in 1861. The map is very detailed and the place names provide valuable dating ev
Handwritten Letter from William Eustis Informing of General Hull's Surrender of Detroit 1812
This letter from William Eustis, Secretary of War, to an unknown General is informing him of the surrender of Detroit by General Hull. Dated just 12 days afte
Robert Falcon Scott signature on personal letterhead Jan 12th 1906
Is there a single person in Britain who has never heard of Scott of the Antarctic? One of our most famous national heroes, Robert Falcon Scott has captured the imagination of the nation s
An original hand-written document requesting payment for the services of the British 4th Battalion of the 60th Regiment for the American Regiment of Foot for the period 25th December 1789 to 24th December 1790. The total sum requested was £12,140 3s 8d.
Grand Tour souvenir Toledo dagger dated 1871
Toledo daggers were a common form of souvenir for nineteenth century gentlemen touring Europe. They come in many forms and this example has a cast gilt bronze figure of a shrouded spectre with a snake entwi
1812 American War Handwritten Letter from William Eustis to Joseph Bloomfield.
Dated 28th March 1812, this letter is offering Joseph Bloomfield the rank of Brigadier General in the US Army. Written by William Eustis, Secretary of War, it
Presentation set of Cyrenaica (Libya) Postage Stamps 1950
A handwritten inscription suggesting this was a gift to an employee from the director of the Government Post and Telecommunications Department.
A decorative cast relief Old Testament scene of 'Rebecca at the well' by Paris born Alexandre-Pierre Schoenewerk (1820-1885). Schoenewerk was a pupil of David d'Angers and was named a Chevalier of the French Legion d'Honneure in 1873.
This relief is a
Before the advent of a national fire service, insurance companies retained their own fire fighting crews and installed plaques onto insured properties to guide their fire crew to the correct building (as if smoke and flames weren't enough!). Originally ca