© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus July 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

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Here we will post news and focus on individual objects
We show here some bowls from studio potteries in Vallauris, South of France. Many people have visited the town as tourists, following Picasso who lived and worked here after the War. These items we offer are part of a collection we bought fom a family who lived in the area and brought them to England on their return. They were made in the 1950s and 1960s and can be used as focus items in a decorative scheme or, with care, as functional items. They brighten the room and in times when we cannot travel remind us of the South of France. These bowls are for sale on page 5 of our 20th century Ceramics.
There are no Fairs operating at present (May 2020). Our next Fair, subject to restrictions being lifted, will be The Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Arts Fair Petworth Park, Sussex 11th - 13 September 2020
Petworth Park Antiques Fair e-ticket Petworth Park Antiques Fair e-ticket
Posted 6 June 2020
Here is a hand coloured copper engraving of a Hen Great Bustard with Stonehenge in the background, it comes from Natural History of Uncommon Birds published in 1745. Later editions were printed without Stonehenge which seems a shame today as they are the bird of Wiltshire and are being re introduced to the wild. We have many more antique prints which will be added to our website in due course.
Posted 6 June 2020
This week we feature another print from the eighteenth century. The Cambridge Dictionary defines The Moral Compass as ‘a natural feeling that makes people know what is right and wrong and how they should behave’. There were later modified editions reflecting changes in expectations in behaviour. This print has decorative value as well as showing us how the late eighteenth man was expected to behave. Prints of the period show us that this did not apply to politicians, enough said. Society changes, what would the ‘Moral Compass’ look like today? 15 June 2020
Today we feature some Royal Worcester figures designed by Frederick Gertler and first made in 1916, during World War I. The finish is impressive particularly the lustrous gold. These are rare items and look impressive singly or as a group. 29 June 2020
© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus June 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

Blog

Here we will post news and focus on individual objects
Here is a hand coloured copper engraving of a Hen Great Bustard with Stonehenge in the background, it comes from Natural History of Uncommon Birds published in 1745. Later editions were printed without Stonehenge which seems a shame today as they are the bird of Wiltshire and are being re introduced to the wild. We have many more antique prints which will be added to our website in due course.
Posted 6 June 2020
We show here some bowls from studio potteries in Vallauris, South of France. Many people have visited the town as tourists, following Picasso who lived and worked here after the War. These items we offer are part of a collection we bought fom a family who lived in the area and brought them to England on their return. They were made in the 1950s and 1960s and can be used as focus items in a decorative scheme or, with care, as functional items. They brighten the room and in times when we cannot travel remind us of the South of France. These bowls are for sale on page 5 of our 20th century Ceramics.
Posted 6 June 2020
There are no Fairs operating at present (May 2020). Our next Fair, subject to restrictions being lifted, will be The Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Arts Fair Petworth Park, Sussex 11th - 13 September 2020
Petworth Park Antiques Fair e-ticket Petworth Park Antiques Fair e-ticket
Posted 6 June 2020
This week we feature another print from the eighteenth century. The Cambridge Dictionary defines The Moral Compass as ‘a natural feeling that makes people know what is right and wrong and how they should behave’. There were later modified editions reflecting changes in expectations in behaviour. This print has decorative value as well as showing us how the late eighteenth man was expected to behave. Prints of the period show us that this did not apply to politicians, enough said. Society changes, what would the ‘Moral Compass’ look like today? 15 June 2020
Today we feature some Royal Worcester figures designed by Frederick Gertler and first made in 1916, during World War I. The finish is impressive particularly the lustrous gold. These are rare items and look impressive singly or as a group. 29 June 2020