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Highland gems

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

If you don’t know about “bickers”, “luggies”, “spongeware” or “hookies”, read on. Before 19th century industrialisation brought mass-produced consumer goods within the reach of everyone, communities relied on artisan craftsmen for their household tools and decorative knickknacks. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in Scotland which has a long history of traditional crafts that are […]

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Tags: Ceramics · Furniture · Pottery · Scotland

Monart magic

July 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

When I wrote here about collecting antiques from Scotland, I didn’t anticipate seeing a collection of glass like the examples pictured here up for auction recently in my local saleroom. They were made in a glassworks in Perthshire and such is the universal appeal of antiques and collectables, I felt I needed no excuse to […]

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Tags: Decorative Arts · Glass · Scotland

Piggies can fly

July 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

In this, the last in a trilogy of columns about collecting Scottish antiques, I though I’d try to discover why these two pot pigs sold recently for £34,800 – each!. It surprised even the auctioneers, who were expecting winning bids of around £10,000, not a new world record auction price. Interestingly enough, I once watched […]

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Tags: Ceramics · Decorative Arts · Pottery · Scotland