Burleigh Ware Zenith duo in Barley pattern

New Burleigh Ware Zenith website!

Just a quick note to let you know about a new Burleigh Website we’ve come across recently.

Collector Steven Goss got in touch with us to share the news about his new website, www.burleighware.net. Steven is a dedicated collector of the Burleigh Ware Zenith shape.

Burleigh Ware Zenith duo in Barley pattern

Burleigh Ware Zenith duo in Barley pattern (source: www.burleighware.net)

Zenith was a fantastic Art Deco shape produced by Burleigh Ware in the 1930s. I’ve borrowed an example picture from Steven’s website to give you an idea of what to expect. The website itself is worth checking out, even if you’re not a collector — there are dozens of different patterns.

I should think this is one of the best guides to Zenith ware patterns that you’ll find anywhere.

Steven also has a few pieces for sale, so if you’re looking to start or extend your collection, his website may be worth a look.

Ashtead Pottery Genozo Toothpaste Advertising Lions

Recently a friend approached me with an interesting pair of pottery lions, to see if I knew anything about them.

After a little research they proved to be rather interesting:

Ashtead Pottery Genozo Toothpaste Advertising Figures

Ashtead Pottery Genozo Toothpaste Advertising Figurines

The Ashtead Pottery was only in operation from c1923 until 1935 and was founded to help disabled ex-servicemen.

These Genozo advertising lions were made to promote Genozo toothpaste and are an attractive piece of Art Deco advertising memorabilia. They come in two sizes, of which my friend’s pair are the smaller.

These lions also have an interesting military connection, as they were designed by Percy Metcalfe (1895-1970), who was well known for his gallantry medal designs, most notably the George Cross.

This pair of lions have been entered into an auction sale by my friend, and will appear at Tennants Auctioneers in their Spring Fine Art Sale this Saturday, 21st March 2015, lot number 450.

To view more information on the Tennants auction – click here.

NEW STOCK – Troika Cylinder Vase by Avril Bennet For Sale

The latest addition to our Troika Pottery section is this superb medium sized Troika Cylinder vase:

Medium Troika Cylinder vase, Avril Bennett

Medium Troika Cylinder vase, Avril Bennet

This Troika vase stands approximately 19cm tall and is beautifully decorated by Avril Bennet who worked at the Cornish pottery when it was based in Newlyn, in Cornwall, England, from c1973-1979.

Click here to see more photographs of the Troika vase

If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift then this vase would be perfect – it can be for decorative use or would look brilliant with daffodils in!

If you’re still searching for that perfect Mother’s Day present then check out our full stock page to see every piece of pottery for sale – this will make it super easy to find that perfect gift!

Click here to see our full selection of pottery for sale

[EXPIRED] CHRISTMAS OFFER – UK POSTAGE ONLY £1!

SPECIAL OFFER – UK POSTAGE ONLY £1 on ALL ITEMS

Sorry this offer has now ended.

Don’t leave it to late too do your Christmas shopping. Our last posting date is THIS THURSDAY, 18th DECEMBER 2014.

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Offer ends 9am on Wednesday 17th December 2014. This offer applies to UK postage only.

Christmas Gift Ideas – PenDelfin Bunnies, Troika Pottery, Hornby, Poole Pottery…

If you’re still searching for Christmas presents then here are a few ideas ranging from small collectable PenDelfin bunnies and Hornby engines to  larger pieces such as a desirable early Poole Pottery vase designed by Alfred Read:

PenDelfin Blue Rosa Rabbit, Jean Walmsley Heap

Rare PenDelfin Blue Rosa Rabbit designed by Jean Walmsley Heap

Poole Freeform Vase PGS Pattern Designed By Alfred Read

Poole Freeform Vase PGS Pattern Designed By Alfred Read

PenDelfin Rabbit Picnic Table


BOXED PenDelfin Picnic Table Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap

Hornby R063 BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 7 Locomotive & Tender

Hornby R063 BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 7 Locomotive & Tender

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley Harmony Range Miniature Blue Vase

Shelley Harmony Range Miniature Blue Vase

PenDelfin Uncle Soames Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap

Early PenDelfin Uncle Soames Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap

Crown Devon Fieldings Galleon pattern jug pattern M169

Crown Devon Fieldings Galleon pattern jug pattern M169

PenDelfin The Anniversary Designed By Tony Green

PenDelfin The Anniversary Designed By Tony Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a wide range of gift ideas including Troika Pottery, PenDelfin Rabbits, Hornby locomotives and OO gauge models. Don’t leave it too late to place your Christmas order, our last posting date is approaching fast!

Happy Shopping!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE – FREE UK POSTAGE THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

BIG BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

We’re offering FREE UK POSTAGE & PACKAGING on ALL ITEMS until midnight on Sunday, 30th November 2014.

So if you’re looking for Christmas presents or just want to treat yourself then this weekend is the time to buy!

This offer is automatically applied in your basket at checkout –

Get shopping now!

 

Christmas 2014 – Last Posting Dates For UK Orders

Our last day for posting out UK Christmas orders this year is:

THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014

ChristmasAll orders received and paid for by 12 noon on the 18th December 2014 will be posted out that day. We will resume posting orders and replying to enquiries on Wednesday 3rd January 2015!

So don’t leave it too late – place your Christmas orders now!