Lladró

The Lladró factory was established in Almacera, near Valencia in Spain in 1953 by three brothers Juan, José and Vicente Lladró who started to make vases and jugs from hard-paste porcelain. It was not until 1956 that the first figures

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Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff ceramics are some of the most recognizable and collectable from the 20th century, with different shapes, patterns and designs attracting different collectors. Clarice Cliff (1899-1972) learnt her trade at Linguard Webster & Co. where she worked as an

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Beswick Animals

The Beswick Pottery was founded in 1894 in Staffordshire by John Beswick and his father James Wright Beswick. It began life manufacturing the usual array of earthenware and bone china vases and tableware but by the turn of the century

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Baxter Prints

George Baxter (1804-1867) is regarded by some as the ‘inventor’ of colour printing; he achieved a way to bring colour printing to the masses in a cheaper and more time effective way. Before Baxter, colour printing meant hand painting which

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