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Focus on Designer: Robert Allen

Focus on Designer: Robert Allen

Designer:  Robert Allen (1858 - 1934)  What:  Fine quality porcelain tableware. When: 1870 – 1929 Where:  Various Doulton pottery locations in England.  The Rest of the Story: Robert Allen was one of Royal Doulton potteries finest painters.  He joined Doulton as an...

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Ye Jacobites by Name – The Amen Glasses

Ye Jacobites by Name – The Amen Glasses

"Ye Jacobites by Name" is a rousing Jacobite folk song from the 1700s.  You may never have heard of the secret society of the Jacobite’s but if you’re an Outlander fan (the book series by Diana Gabaldon and now a tv series on Starz) you know them very well.  The Amen...

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“It’s Limoges” – Except it’s not….

“It’s Limoges” – Except it’s not….

It’s something I hear often, and it goes like this:      “Oh, what pretty china you have,”      “Why thank you, it’s Limoges.”                                     …….Except it’s not…. Or:      “What kind of china is that?”      “Oh that?, it’s Limoges.”              ...

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