I felt I should write about them instead as I’d recently taken a 5 month or so hiatus from blogging. I did promise to share it today though, so here it is! I took the liberty of naming it “Monica’s Herbs De Provence Vegetable Beef Stew” for and after my sister-n-law who made it for some of my kids and hers one night in January when we’d gone over for a visit. She was busy chopping up all these veggies, throwing them into a big stock pot of yumminess and when I asked about it she just said she chops a bunch of this, a handful or two of that, a can of that, some of this, etc. That’s my kind of cooking but of course it can be difficult to tell someone else how it’s made. I do believe I’ve got it down though and it will be easy for you to make yourself. I’ve made it three times since January including day before yesterday. It’s been referred to as the bomb diggity every time. I’ve made it twice in the past few weeks.
Burleigh Ware has long been associated with the Staffordshire town of Burslem. Burliegh Ware, today, is probably best known for its Art Deco period ceramics, with its brightly coloured pieces so popular in the s. One of the most recognisable pieces to be found are the yellow jugs, with animal and human shaped handles. These range from the well known Parrot, to the rare Guardsman.
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Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Collecting Antique Ceramics Collecting Antique Ceramics offers the widest range of opportunities for antique collectors, buyers, and sellers. When collecting antique ceramics, you are collecting some of the most delicate, most beautiful and most varied items that manufacturers can produce. There are vastly more antique objects made of pottery, porcelain, earthenware or stoneware than of any other material and you probably have some beautiful antique ceramics in your home.
You are more likely to possess antique pottery and porcelain than you are antique silver, glass or furniture. The care, beauty and craftsmanship manufacturers and artists build into the form, and the decoration of pottery and porcelain is only rarely surpassed by items in other fields of antique collecting. Sales of Royal Doulton and Royal Worcester collectibles continue to rise and prove to be a wise investment over the longer term. William Moorcroft pomegranate vase Most of your antique ceramics will be Victorian or early 20th century But a large percentage of us have no idea what we have inherited from parents or grandparents, or what we have in our attics, cellars, garages or the back of rarely opened, cupboards and box rooms.
The antique marks site will, hopefully, help you uncover the beauty of your own possessions and will also help you buy or sell profitably in the future. Read on and understand the basics of antique ceramic, pottery and porcelain forms, glazes, and decoration.
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From onwards small year cyphers have been impressed into the body. Such marks occur in sets of three: Month Letter, Potters Mark,Year Cypher.
It aims to highlight the beauty of this underwater world whilst acting as a warning of what is at risk. The Urban Flow Garden The garden showcases how bold design features, colourful and abundant planting, and practical and versatile outdoor living space can all accommodated in a small urban plot. A Life Without Walls Designer: Rii Schroer for the Telegraph The Myeloma UK Garden A contemporary design with a unique, bold sculpture, this garden aims to demonstrate the work of Myeloma UK and what its medical profession and carers do to help myeloma sufferers and their families.
The Silent Pool Gin Garden This garden is intended for a professional couple who live in the city and require a space to escape to and unwind from their busy lives. A sculpture consisting of nearly concrete blocks has been designed to represent different human faces and skin conditions.
Much lighter than its dark Georgian counterpart Willow it reflected the Victorian age. Staffordshire pottery had come of age and its products no longer needed to rely on copies of chinese styles which Willow undoubtedly was; and with the spread of the railways throughout the United Kingdom this new romantic pattern proved to be far more popular.
With the Industrial age now dawned ordinary people gained access to what had been the preserve of the wealthy and what they wanted was a pattern that was clean light and above all affordable. The body of most Asiatic Pheasants dinnerware was commonly earthenware and the sheer volume of demand led inevitably to a general loss of quality in both the potting and the printing.
A collection of white serving dishes. Featured is a round white serving platter marked to the underside “Harmony House, Iron Stone, , Federalist, Japan” dating to the s. Also included is a covered tureen with an embellished leaf and nut shaped knob. No visible maker’s marks are present.
Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Moorcroft Marks A Guide to Moorcroft Marks and identifying dates for Moorcroft Pottery. The moorcroft pottery has mainly remained in the hands of one family since its creation and Moorcroft mark changes have been quite few. The Moorcroft marks remained steady until the modern owners instigated a system of dating and then again until modern Moorcroft design studio artists, where allowed to mark the Moorcroft pottery they personally designed or created.
Modern Moorcroft marks continue to become more elaborate and to provide more and more information. Moorcroft collectors should be aware of the Silver Stripe that sometimes appears and is almost always through the WM monogram. The Moorcroft silver stripe denotes a second quality or imperfect piece that has failed to pass the strict quality control that Moorcroft demands. These pieces are only ever sold at discounted prices in the Moorcroft factory shop.
Sometimes with pattern registration number.
Jasperware composition and colours[ edit ] Copy of the Portland Vase by Wedgwood. While named after the mineral jasper , modern analyses indicate that barium sulphate is a key ingredient. Jasperware’s composition varies but proportions may be given as follows:
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To withstand the stresses of firing, a large pottery sculpture must be hollow and of an even thickness. There are two main ways of achieving this. Firing also protects the clay body against the effects of water. This forms a nonporous opaque body known as stoneware. In this section, earthenware is used to denote all pottery substances that are not vitrified and are therefore slightly porous and coarser than vitrified materials. The line of demarcation between the two classes of vitrified materials—stoneware and porcelain—is extremely vague.
In the Western world, porcelain is usually defined as a translucent substance—when held to the light most porcelain does have this property—and stoneware is regarded as partially vitrified material that is not translucent. The Chinese, on the other hand, define porcelain as any ceramic material that will give a ringing tone when tapped.
None of these definitions is completely satisfactory; for instance, some thinly potted stonewares are slightly translucent if they have been fired at a high temperature, whereas some heavily potted porcelains are opaque. Therefore, the application of the terms is often a matter of personal preference and should be regarded as descriptive, not definitive. Kinds of pottery Earthenware Earthenware was the first kind of pottery made, dating back about 9, years.
In the 21st century, it is still widely used.
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Pattern History. Asiatic Pheasants was the most popular dinnerware pattern of the Victorian era; its principal production and popularity virtually coinciding with the reign of Queen Victoria () and such is its enduring charm that it is still produced in Staffordshire today.
Jasperware composition and colours[ edit ] Black jasper copy of the Portland Vase by Wedgwood. Named after the mineral jasper for marketing reasons, the exact Wedgwood formula remains confidential, but analyses indicate that barium sulphate is a key ingredient. He had been researching a white stoneware for some time, creating a body called “waxen white jasper” by This tended to fail in firing, and was not as attractive as the final jasperware, and little was sold.
Barium sulphate “cawk” or “heavy-spar” was a fluxing agent and obtainable as a by-product of lead mining in nearby Derbyshire. The yellow is rare. A few pieces, mostly the larger ones like vases, use several colours together,  and some pieces mix jasperware and other types together.
Beswick Pottery – A Guide to ‘Backstamps’ Or Porcelain Marks on Beswick Figurines
This printed mark was also used from c. This ‘S printed mark has J. This printed mark was used from c. The Registration number was also used from These standard printed mark dates from to Above the crown in the first picture being the pattern name.
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Main investors are the Canadian Carlyle Group Somers already owned a Somers was formerly known as Bermuda National Ltd. As well as owning BCB, Somers owns a On January 7, it amalgamated with and on April 22, changed its name. Formerly Capital G Bank Ltd. The Gibbons family bought back control of Clarien Bank Ltd, just 15 months after it sold a controlling interest in the institution.
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Western pottery Ancient Near East and Egypt. In the early s, excavations at a Neolithic settlement at C̦atalhüyük, on the Anatolian Plateau of Turkey, revealed a variety of crude, soft earthenware estimated to be approximately 9, years old.A more advanced variety of handmade pottery, hardfired and burnished, has proved to be as early as bc.
A more advanced variety of handmade pottery, hardfired and burnished, has proved to be as early as bc. The use of a red slip covering and molded ornament came a little later. Handmade pottery has been found at Ur, in Mesopotamia, below the clay termed the Flood deposit. Perhaps the most richly decorated pottery of the Near East, remarkable for its fine painting, comes from Susa Shushan in southwest Iran.
The motifs are partly geometric, partly stylized but easily recognizable representations of waterfowl and running dogs, usually in friezes. They are generally executed in dark colours on a light ground. Vases, bowls, bowls on feet, and goblets have been found, all dating from about bc. By bc pottery was no longer decorated. Earthenware statuettes belong to this period, and a vessel in the Louvre, Paris with a long spout based on a copper prototype is the ancestor of many much later variations from this region in both pottery and metal.
They provide the first instance of the use of tin glaze; although the date of its introduction cannot be certainly determined. The presence of lead in the blue glazes derived from copper suggests that the lead may have been added deliberately as a flux, and that this glazing technique, like that of tin-glazing, subsequently was forgotten—to be recovered only at a much later date.
In Egypt, pottery was made in great variety in the predynastic period up to c. The earliest forms of decoration were geometrical or stylized animal or scenic motifs painted in white slip on a red body.
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A tower built contemporaneously at the summit of Bredon Hill achieves a similar purpose. Leith Hill Tower is When he died in , at his request he was buried under the tower. Following his death, the building was stripped of its contents, doors and windows, and fell into ruin. As a result, the tower was filled with rubble and concrete, and the entrance bricked up.
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