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A Nation of Tea-Drinkers

Markman Ellis introduces his talk for the Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival – ‘A Tea-Drinking Nation: How Britain Came to Identify with a Migrant Alien in the Early Eighteenth Century’ on Monday 20th June 3pm, Hanbury Hall, Hanbury St, E1 6QR. … Continue reading

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Ceramic Patterns

A couple of years ago, a reader enquired about the origins of the porcelain teawares I pictured in When Life Gives You Lemons…. It’s the Malay House pattern produced by the New Hall factory in Staffordshire in the late eighteenth-century (fig. … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Holidays cause a change of pace around here; you know, later to bed, later to rise, normal activities suspended and anomalous activities engaged in. Work on the kneehole desk is almost a distant memory and has been supplanted by pursuits … Continue reading

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