A collection of 14 posts
Royal Albert fine china – Refined and prolific!
Today we look at a bone china brand which still features at refined High Teas around the world today - Royal Albert. Even though there were over 1,000 patterns produced it is instantly recognisable for the consistency of its production for over 125 years. Image: chinasearch.co.uk
Seeing History through Colour with Pam Morris
Following Julie's posts on "pottery & china ware" today you will see some amazing images taken by photographer Pam Morris to illustrate how the "different decades of the 20th Century are uniquely characterized by their distinctive colour palettes and decorative styles". Image credit: Pam Morris
The Extraordinary Gilbert Collection
Come with us to see some of the extraordinary collection of Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert, particularly the detailed micromosaics. We will learn a little about the fascinating lives of these entrepreneurs, collectors and philanthropists. Image: Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Idemitsu Collection from Tokyo
Today we look at an inspirational Japanese man named Sazo Idemitsu, a petroleum magnate who created his own museum in 1966 to showcase his personal art collection, acquired over more than 75 years. Image: From the book "Japan: Masterpieces from the Idemitsu Collection"