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Teatime: A Brief History

Mention “teatime,” and you’ll evoke a cavalcade of images and sentiments that transport the imaginer to an Edwardian setting, complete with footmen, dowagers, elegant tea sets, and helpings of clotted cream, small cakes, and thin sandwiches. But “tea” is a term that has long referred to several different meals. Teatime is the usual time at […]

The Whimsical World of Andrew Hull Pottery

Ceramics artist and designer Andrew Hull presents an exquisite line of handmade figures, inspired by the grotesque and whimsical creations of legendary 19th century Staffordshire, U.K. potters. His anthropomorphic animals are a diverse and captivating lot, with individual personalities, habits, and quirks that are evident in the striking details that Hull imbues in each one. […]

“Please, Sir, I Want Some More:” Royal Doulton’s Dickens Seriesware

One of Royal Doulton’s most popular series features characters from the works of 19th Century English author and social critic Charles Dickens (1812-1870). In 1922, Doulton art director Charles Noke commissioned 16 bone china figures, manufactured at the Burslem Pottery. Over the next six decades, the collection grew, and so did the demand for its […]

Royal Doulton’s ‘Remembering Diana’ Collection Celebrates the Life of the Princess of Wales

Honoring the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s passing, Royal Doulton unveils two pieces that perfectly capture the elegance, warmth, and humanity of the “People’s Princess,” Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997). Born into a British noble family with royal ancestry, more than 750 million people around the world saw her July 29, 2981 wedding to the […]

Royal Wedding: Celebrating the Queen’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

Before there was Wills and Kate, before Charles and Diana, there was Lilibet and Philip. On November 20, 2017, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70th wedding anniversary to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The queen and her future husband met in 1934, at the wedding of Philip’s cousin, Princess Marina […]