B is for Brooch Part II

In B is for Brooch, we had a brief introduction to the history of the brooch and had a closer look at two 20th century brooches. I have two more pieces to have a look at today! The theme seems to be flowers…. Flower Burst Brooch This brooch has caused me a great deal of…

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C is for Christmas Trees and Lights

Memoirs of a Teapot aims to share what objects tell us about the past. So tune in for a new series discussing different historical objects from A-Z! Each post will include either the personal story of a specific artefact or a historical background of an object type. Feel free to comment with object suggestions. C…

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Historical Object Series: B is for Brooch

Memoirs of a Teapot aims to share what objects tell us about the past. So tune in for a new series discussing different historical objects from A-Z! Each post will include either the personal story of a specific artefact or a historical background of an object type. Feel free to comment with object suggestions. B…

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Silver-Plate Butter Dish

A Butter Dish This object is silver-plated and has a revolving domed lid turned by two ornate handles on either side. It is engraved with a flower pattern and has a glass dish under the lid where you would place butter. This object has been passed down through generations of an Australian family who currently…

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Wade’s Rubytone Tea Set

Ever since An Ornament’s Story, I have planned to do a post on the Rubytone tea set owned by one of my family members and mentioned in the article. But sometimes, information can be incredibly hard to come by! So while I haven’t filled in all the gaps about the set that I’d like to,…

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Familiar Antiques – Jasper Ware

Recently, I’ve been making an effort to scout out nearby antique stores and explore the many different objects within. I really enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by so many old world objects with countless long-forgotten stories. On these occasions, I’ve been coming across these lovely Wedgwood items almost wherever I look! Seeing as they…

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An Ornament’s Story

Found that you have a vast collection of ornaments? Looking at your collection, have you ever wondered where some of those ornaments came from? What was their story before they came to you? I have two little ornaments – a kitten and a fawn. They’re my mother’s actually, just on fairly permanent loan. I was…

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The Captive Painting

Have you seen this painting before? I was wandering through the Art Gallery of NSW a couple of months ago and this one caught my eye. It’s incredibly pretty and, I think subconsciously, reminded me of a character from a fantasy book! So I crossed the hallway to have closer look. Called ‘The Captive’ and…

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Comparing a Spider-Web Tea Set

Given that I’ve previously posted on the design of the Spider Web Tea Set and commented on my preference for the traditional designs used by Tuscan China in the 1930’s to the 1950’s, I’d like to see what you think! Compare the Spider-Web Tea Set (see earlier posts about this set here and here) with…

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