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Berlin Iron

Berlin Iron

October 11 2019
Berlin Iron is a term applied to a group of cast iron items that were produced in parts of 19th century Prussia and in the modern day Germany. The assortment ranged from small decorative items to furniture, while jewellery represented a very large portion of production.
Blue & White Transfer Printed Pottery from Staffordshire, England

Blue & White Transfer Printed Pottery from Staffordshire, England

October 7 2019
Blue and white ceramics have been popular for hundreds of years, starting with the Chinese exports back in the 14th and 15th centuries. Transfer decorated blue and white was invented in the late 18th century and remained super popular ever since. This article explains briefly how it was made.
Blue & White table setting

Blue & White Willow china

October 5 2019
I have always loved blue and white china. As a little girl I remember my mother telling me the story of the oriental princess as she helped me to eat with my first cutlery. Each spoonful revealed more of the picture and as the story continued I happily finished my eating. I never tired of the Willow story and the trick always worked!
Arts & Crafts silver plated kettle

Arts & Crafts and Metalware Designs by Christopher Dresser

October 5 2019
Nowadays in the popular culture the name of Christopher Dresser (18034-1904) is often associated with his revolutionary metalware and especially silver plated tableware designs. However, Dresser originally was preoccupied with designs of ceramics, textiles, furniture and home interiors and only relatively later in his career he began contributing to the design field for which he is now particularly adored.