Hathaway Rose

A rose with beautiful full double blooms,

With very attractive and frilly petals.

The blooms are good size;

clear, light and pink

In colour.

A high level of real rose

perfume.

She lives to produce

An open centred shrub,

Of medium size, fine and stem,

A carrying light

And green leaves.

She is elegant and refined

No less; love of variety.

Repeating, budding and flowering.

Wolfman Tribute

Peter Wolfe (Wolfman) is infamous for writing the song “For Lovers” together with Pete Doherty. During this time Wolfman created an original mixed media, oil.

The hand painted wood collage is elebrating the life of John Lennon on wood panel by Peter Wolfe (Wolfman). The subject matter speaks for itself.

Detailed accents, hand painted by the artist (who clearly recognises Lennon, adding just a little extra to this one of a kind custom piece.

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Artist: Peter Wolfe

Medium: Mixed Media Oil & Photo Collage on Wood Panel, Hand-painted with photos collaged – matte varnish finish.

Age: 1980’s

Framed: Yes – see photos – black/wood

Size: Painting 24″ x 36″

Condition: Good Vintage

Style: Realism – Music Themed

*Artist Background:

Peter Wolfe (Wolfman) recorded “For Lovers” together with Pete Doherty. Wolfe had written the song in the mid 1990’s.

This single was Wolfe’s biggest success as musician, reaching #7 in the UK Singles Chart.

The success of the single, which was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.

Wolfe was also the subject of a film documentary commissioned for The Other Side on Channel Four in the UK. The film was titled, “The Greatest Unknown Rock ‘n’ Roll Star.”

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Made in Belgium

During the Belgian revolution of 1830 and the period of mutiny afterwards (1830-1839) the family BOCH had already acquired a long tradition in the field of faience and a lot of strategic experience in anticipating politic and economic developments.

Around 1874, due to the passionate interest of collectors of old faience pieces, Victor BOCH hires Dutchman from Maastricht, some already experienced after years of work in Delft. These Dutch faience painters brought their knowledge, experience and skills.

Thanks to their collaboration the old working methods were applied on different clay than the potters in Delft.

A period of reproduction of decors is followed by a period of innovation, among others with the polychrome decors on white background, or bleu, green or black, and afterwards new decors.

Luxury faience is decorated with Delft decors, and becomes a speciality of the “Manufacture” in a division named “la Chambre des peintres hollandais” (the Holland painter’s chamber).

These pieced each with a hand painted signature of the interlaced letters “B, F, K“ (Boch frères Keramis) on the bottom of the pieces.

These artistic products in Delft style are hand painted, instead of being decorated with a usual printed decor.

 

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Fragile

How beautifully fragile

We all are

And how something

So tragic can happen

That it alters us

In a single moment

Changing us

Who we are

Forever.

Prayers for Las Vegas

The Bluebell

Bluebell

By Anne Bronte

A fine and subtle spirit dwells

In every little flower,

Each one its own sweet feeling breathes

With more or less of power.

There is a silent eloquence

In every wild bluebell

That fills my softened heart with bliss

That words could never tell.

Yet I recall not long ago

A bright and sunny day,

‘Twas when I led a toilsome life

So many leagues away;

That day along a sunny road

All carelessly I strayed,

Between two banks where smiling flowers

Their varied hues displayed.

Before me rose a lofty hill,

Behind me lay the sea,

My heart was not so heavy then

As it was wont to be.

Less harassed than at other times

I saw the scene was fair,

And spoke and laughed to those around,

As if I knew no care.

But when I looked upon the bank

My wandering glances fell

Upon a little trembling flower,

A single sweet bluebell.

Whence came that rising in my throat,

That dimness in my eye?

Why did those burning drops distil –

Those bitter feelings rise?

O, that lone flower recalled to me

My happy childhood’s hours

When bluebells seemed like fairy gifts

A prize among the flowers,

Those sunny days of merriment

When heart and soul were free,

And when I dwelt with kindred hearts

That loved and cared for me.

I had not then mid heartless crowds

To spend a thankless life

In seeking after others’ weal

With anxious toil and strife.

‘Sad wanderer, weep those blissful times

That never may return!’

The lovely floweret seemed to say,

And thus it made me mourn.

Sadler Wellington Bluebell Vintage Tea Cup Set. England c1950s. Bone china. A tea cup produced; a highly regarded English china company; Sadler.

Belgium & The Netherlands 2017

Japanese Tanba

Tanba-yaki” pottery originated approximately 800 years ago and has played an essential role in people’s daily lives, as well as becoming sought after as artwork in recent years.

Using ash and iron glazes, everyday articles with a rustic tenor are the mainstay of this ware.

It is fired in a noborigama take on a very distinctive coloring and surface texture because of the way that the ash from the pine logs used to fire the kiln blows about.

The ash mixes with the glaze to produce interesting effects which are accepted and called haikaburi, and gives each piece its own individual character.

Its distinguishing feature is its simplicity and absence of decorative flourishes. It consists mainly of tableware made for daily use, made with a view to being a part of daily life.

Practical knowledge about daily life was drawn on in making Tanba-yaki pottery, so that the finished product is easy to use, and to the touch imparts a sense of the warmth of the earth and of the people.