Posts made in January, 2015

Heaven Scent Pottery

Heaven Scent Pottery

One of the first posts I wrote for this site was about these highly decorative items from Mexico. The first piece I found was this little Jorge Wilmot cat. Drawn to his cute face and pretty floral decoration I just had to have him. Back home, I set about trying to establish his provenance but try as I might I couldn’t pin down a maker.

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A moustache cup, Sailor Jonie and Bloom-in James Joyce

A moustache cup, Sailor Jonie and Bloom-in James Joyce

I picked this moustache cup up at a Car Boot Sale and the seller told me that it had come from his Granddad’s effects. The dedication on the cup reads: ‘Wm. Stephens Born 1881 Age 35 Sailor Jonie’. This would mean that the William Stephens in question received the cup in 1916. How many times does a collector say if only an item could speak and tell us its history?

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