Tag Archives: ceramics

Object of the Month: May 2018

How many bear jugs does one person need in his or her life? The answer, in the case of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher (about whom I have written before), appears to be at least twelve. This is the number bequeathed by … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: January 2018

On 21 January, already deeply memorable as a family birthday, I was looking for a picture of a squirrel, since some Power had Decreed that it was also Squirrel Appreciation Day. The photo I found was a rather bad (full … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: January 2017

If ever I were to take up collecting as a serious pastime (as distinct from the random acquisition of books, plants and balls of wool), I think I would go for Italian maiolica pharmacy jars. (The sine qua non, of … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: July

While hanging around in the Fitzwilliam Museum, hoping to get a ticket for a talk on Ruskin’s Turners (I did, and it was excellent), I decided that this would be the ideal opportunity to launch a new project – Object … Continue reading

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