Burleigh Ware

Burleigh Ware was founded in 1851 by Hulme and Booth in Burslem, Staffordshire, the heart of British ceramic manufacturing. Fine quality earthenware was what was originally made and continued to be made when in 1862 the business was taken over

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Rookwood

Rookwood is considered by many one of the most powerful and influential potteries in America, but it actually started life as a mere ‘hobby business.’ American heiress, Maria Longworth Nicholas dabbled in the pottery business until, in 1883, she joined

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Marbles

Marbles of the antique glass variety are very popular with collectors particularly the German handmade ones produced from the 1860s until the outbreak of the First World War. The handmade marbles can be easily identified by their pontil mark; a

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Gustav III

Louis XVI transitional furniture that bridged the shift from Rococo to Neoclassical style in France is familiar to many people but during this time these styles were also being imitated in Sweden; Gustavian furniture.  The French influence was taken back

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