Sunday, 20 December 2009
A New Post!
Its only taken nearly a year for me to make a post but like the items in it good things come those who wait. Below are three example of a most curious Victorian souvenir. They are calcified baskets of fruit and flowers. Created by placing real fruit in a metal basket and then putting it under a flow of water that has first passed through tufa rock. Believed to have been created in the Royal Victorian wells of Matlock Bath in Derbyshire.
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Labels: Calcified Baskets
Friday, 16 January 2009
An interesting 17th century Tibetan bronze lamp with attached velum label giving a nice insight in to its origins. The label reads, Obverse: "Marme, Thibetan votive lamp, lighted in front of sacred pictures, or images of buddha"; Reverse: "Marme, from the Lama of Lopchu, mungpa D.H.R March 1905"
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Labels: Lama of Lopchu, Marme, Tibetan
Thursday, 15 January 2009
A rather intriguing piece of wood with attached piece of paper reading "W. G. Gladstone, this chip from tree fell in Hagley Park, March 1876". I have so far been unable to determine any relationship between Gladstone & Hagley Park and whether the Gladstone mentioned is the 4 times former prime minister.
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Labels: 1876, Gladstone, Hagley Park, Wood
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