The road to Staffordshire
It's that time of the month... the new issue of Homes & Antiques is out, and that means there is a new column to read. This month I focus on the first emergence of porcelain in Staffordshire, which had always been the centre of earthenware production but didn't start producing porcelain until the collapse of Chinese porcelain imports in the late 18th Century.
How this came about is an interesting and quite entertaining story, and you can read all about it in the magazine!
In the meantime you can of course find lots of Staffordshire porcelain in my shop as it forms the heart of my collection. I have always been attracted to the enormous variety of designs and slightly different porcelain bodies: from fine white bone china to the more greyish rocky hybrid-hard paste porcelain. Staffordshire may have been late to the game, but it became an astonishing global centre of porcelain production in the years that followed.
Homes & Antiques Offer
If you want to follow my monthly column in Homes & Antiques 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 things
Do you still need belated holiday gifts? I have a special page for that here. I have now finished shipping for the month as I don't want your treasures to get stuck in the holiday rush, but I will resume shipping in the first week of January. You can find all my available stock here. If you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story every single day.
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Happy weekend, and curl up to do some reading! 📚🫖☕️
This week's new treasures: