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WEDGWOOD COMES TO US ON YOUTUBE
Here is a great YouTube video with history and current information by our friend and Wedgwood Museum Director, Gaye Blake-Roberts. Enjoy
QUICKIE NEWS SPLASH ~ TIME SENSITIVE NEWS
INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE -25% OFF ALL BONE CHINA ITEMS, PRODUCT #S IN 600 SERIES - BUY CHINA!!
Opening a brand new book that still smells of ink is such a sublime experience, almost as good as that musty smell of an old book reminding us of its history! Check out our newly listed items on the WEBSITE where things are always changing. AT ALEXIS ANTIQUES ANNEX WE'VE ADDED MORE NON-WEDGWOOD ENGLISH CERAMICS, TO INCLUDE SOME ABSOUTELY ADORABLE ADAMS Titian Ware VERNACULAR HAND PAINTED PLATES. CHECK THEM OUT! We've added lots of new jasperware too, blue and green AND some excellent black basalt wares!
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London Evening News Features Portland Vase restored with Wedgwood's help
Most of us Wedgwoodians know the story of the Portland Vase, if one doesn't there are PLENTY of books on the subject both informative and beautiful. Our good friend Lord Anthony Pulford of Glencoe, Scotland recently gifted me with a wonderful book published in 1951 entitled "London is Stranger Than Fiction". This is a book of the cartoons and stories written by Peter Jackson which appeared in The London Evening News every Wednesday for several years. The stories are interesting historical facts, funny happenings and trivia questions - such as "Where in London can you see a mosaic of Greta Garbo?" We spotted one very fun fact that we don't think we knew before about the Portland Vase. See the panel below (Click the picture for a larger version so you can read it.) from the issue of 9 March 1949. And from Lord Pulford comes this tidbit that I didn't know about, "Oddly enough, when the latest restoration of the Portland
Vase was carried out, they found an envelope in the glass case
containing the bits that the original restorer couldn't find a place
for." That's pretty scary! Oh and by the way Greta may be seen on the floor of the entrance to the National Gallery. For all London lovers, this book would be a treasure, look for it at your favorite used book seller, antiques shop or book fair!
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