Bow Porcelain

The Bow Factory operated from 1744 and made wares in a type of soft paste porcelain made using a special patented formula known as ‘Bone-ash’ that was developed by Thomas Frye and Edward Heylen. They added ground calcined ox-bones which

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Dinky

Dinky Toys were first referred to by this name in 1934; a year after they were first produced and marketed as ‘Modelled Miniatures’ – a set of trackside accessories for the famous Hornby trains. Dinky Toys was founded by Frank

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Hummel Figurines

The famous Hummel figures began life in the sketch book of Berta Hummel, born in Bavaria, Germany in 1909, who would later become Sister Maria Innocenti after joining the Franciscan convent of Siessen in 1931. Hummel’s drawings, largely of children,

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