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On the rocks

My latest column in Homes & Antiques is out! This month I am writing about a frequently misunderstood factory: Rockingham in Yorkshire.

Porcelain collectors know the lazy term "Rockingham style"; you see it a lot at auctions or on markets. It usually means a porcelain item in early Victorian Rococo Revival style - but more often than not it has nothing to do with Rockingham.

A sublime plate - thanks to Jonathan Purt

In fact, Rockingham, even though it was a latecomer to the British porcelain rage in the early 19th Century, became one of the most celebrated factories and made some of Britain's finest porcelain. A fame that eventually would lead to the demise of this great factory - and its name had become so famous that today, many people don't even know what Rockingham porcelain truly looks like, but confuse it with a general style.

Two adorable little pugs, now sold

To read more about how all this came about, and why this factory was able to make such sublime porcelain for a relatively short period, see my column. You can also take a subscription on the magazine, below is a discount code.

To read the column in Homes & Antiques

For a discounted subscription, head to Homes & Antiques, it is a wonderful magazine and you will be able to catch my monthly column about British porcelain. You can get a discounted subscription and order a free copy here. The free issue contains an interview with myself and several other collectors. The magazine is delivered all over the world but you can also get a digital subscription.

Where to find stock

Currently I have a few Rockingham pieces in stock, and you can find them here (sorry, that spectacular tea service is gone!). You can find all my available items here. If you want to stay up to date with new additions, find me on Instagram, where I put up pictures with a story several times a week.

Happy weekend, and don't go on the rocks!


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