Machin's moustache

Time for a splendid lunch in the garden...? Today we are looking at this stunning dessert service.

In the early 1900s there were as many of 300 potteries in Staffordshire alone, and many are not very well known. One pottery that deserves a lot more attention than it usually gets is Machin.

Machin & Co was in operation between 1812 and 1830 and made lots of pottery (earthenware) and also very high quality porcelain. As this was not a very long period and they didn't mark their wares, they are now quite rare, often misidentified as made by someone else, and very desired among collectors.