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The Death of Nelson

Death of Nelson Staffordshire Figure

Trafalgar, 1805:It was a tragedy of heroic proportions: the battle with the French was won, but the admiral responsible, Nelson, was dead. While the event happened in 1805, it still had the imagination of the public 40 years later, when the Staffordshire figure illustrated here was made to dramatically illustrate the event. In the words…

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Fresh Stock! Blue + White, Staffordshire, Chinese….

Victorian Staffordshire Figures

Welcome to our June 20th Fresh Stock. Today, there’s a fine selection to browse, mostly pottery but with a few pieces of porcelain, and some Asian Antiques. See all the Latest Stock here >> Blue & White There’s a terrific group of printed English earthenware – at first, we thought it was a single service,…

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FreshDiscovery – 1751 Pastel by Perronneau, finest portraitist of his day.

Regarded by the leading expert Neil Jeffares as one of the two ‘best pastel portraitists’ of the 18th century, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (1716-1783) is rarely seen outside collections. We were very excited to find a previously unrecorded portrait in Melbourne recently. Close-up of Jeanne-Marie Mallès, aged 18. It had an inscription on the back which gave…

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