MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
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.
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.
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:
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.
The latest addition to our Troika Pottery section is this superb medium sized Troika Cylinder vase:
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.
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!
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.
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:
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!
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 –
Our last day for posting out UK Christmas orders this year is:
THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014
So don’t leave it too late – place your Christmas orders now!