13 posts tagged industry

George Tinworth

Royal Doultons George Tinworth was their most important designer of decorative vases, jugs and humorous figures and animals. George Tinworth (1843 - 1913), was born in Walworth in 1843 the son of a wheelwright. George was supposed to work with his father but he liked to spend his time carving bits of wood. George Tinworth's talent as a modeller and potter were recognised by J. C. L. Sparkes, the headmaster at Lambeth School of Art, where Tinworth, having pawned his overcoat to pay for his ... Continue Reading

Peggy Davies

Peggy Davies was one of Royal Doulton's most highly regarded figure modellers. Margaret (Peggy) Davies was born in Burslem only a stones throw from the Royal Doulton Burslem works. She suffered from tuberculosis which she contracted when she was a young girl and was forced to spend much of her young life in hospitals. As a result she fell behind with her schoolwork but luckily a teacher spotted her artistic talent and was happy to let her concentrate on this instead of her more academic ... Continue Reading

Antique, Rare & Collectable Fenton Glass

In late 1907, Fenton Glass introduced Iridescent glass designs now known as the very popular and highly collectible carnival glass. The Fenton hobnail glass line is very much sought after and was a Fenton top seller when it was first introduced around 1939. The exceedingly rare Bottle No.289, which ensured Fenton’s prosperity when it was introduced is one of the most desireable pieces of Fenton Glass. Continue Reading

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