Fresh tulips


These tulip vases were popular in the early 19th Century and were made by unknown Staffordshire potters. But these particular ones have an interesting story...

Sir Humphry Wakefield is an English baronet and expert on antiques, who rescued the delapidated Chillingham Castle in Northumberland, which has the dubious reputation of being the most haunted castle in England. He found that much of the interior was either destroyed or missing. In order to recreate the beautiful interior of the castle in a faithful manner, rather than collecting mismatched items from the wrong periods as so often happens in these cases, he decided to have them reproduced with the original craftsmanship. This is how the "Sir Humphry Wakefield Stately Homes Collection" was born in 1980. ⁠ ⁠