Victorian Daisy

A Rare find. Antique Foley Wileman Shelley daisy tea set for four With Teapot, Milk Jug, Sugar Bowl, 4 teacups And 4 Saucers.

A Charles Wileman Shelley daisy shape comprising of a Complete tea set; in the Daisy shape made in 1890.

Wileman was later renamed Shelley and called Foley, One of the most respected manufacturers of fine bone china teaware in the late 19th Century.

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 for Harrods of London

Vintage limited edition Staffordshire fruit and veg bowl in pretty bone china made for Harrods by Bishop and Stonier (Bisto) dating from between 1891 and 1936. Numbered 232.

Hand painted flowers surrounded by a cobalt and in a gold plated design. All in good condition for its age except for hairline on underside. No crazing or chips.

This mark (Caduceus) was registered as a trade mark by Powell & Bishop in 1876 the mark was also used by subsequent partnerships including Bishop & Stonier.

The “BISTO” trade name was only used by
Bishop and Stonier and often appeared (but not always) with the two marks shown above.

Incredible find.

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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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Old Copper

Just an old vintage copper platter tray I found. It looked lonely laying there in that box on the ground. But somethings just appear out of nowhere; especially when your not expecting them to.

I felt an attraction immediately. I don’t know that there is anything special about this old copper platter. Perhaps, although it looks as if A king could have been served a leg of lamb from this platter.

Jim told me not to but it, but I did. Only a few shillings, (sterling) I think. He said it looks as if has been run over by a wagon train a few times.

It’s very old, yet it’s charm still remains. I bet it has a story. Probably goes back to the Dutch East Indies, but I don’t know. I found it in Amsterdam this summer. Brought it home and gave it some love and found the etchings. Maybe someone will know where it came from. I hope.

This is a round in diameter and it has a scalloped copper edge. The platter is intricately engraved writing. It is made of heavy gauge copper and is very sturdy.

I guess I will never know it’s past, but anyway I still love this old copper platter.

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

Tudor Rose

One the most distinctive and unmistakable flowers in England is the Tudor Rose. This specific type of rose is both red and pink around the outside and white. It has been in use as the country’s plant emblem since the Tudor Era.

The Tudor Rose sometimes called the Union Rose the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England. It takes its name and origins from the Tudor of the Tudor Family.

This is Vintage Royal Stafford Tudor Rose Tea Cup and Saucer Set. The delightful set 2 of cups and saucers with the milk Creamer and the sugar bowl and discovered it was in very good condition when I got it home.