Flower vase (cuvette Mahon), Manufacture de S�vres, Jean Claude Duplessis, Jacques-Philippe Le Bas, c. 1761

Flower vase (cuvette Mahon), Manufacture de S�vres, Jean Claude Duplessis, Jacques-Philippe Le Bas, c. 1761

Crocus pot / Blickling Hall. Crocus pot, made by Barr, Flight and Barr, Worcester, c. 1807-13, Blickling / NT 353347 #GeorgianEra

Crocus pot / Blickling Hall. Crocus pot, made by Barr, Flight and Barr, Worcester, c. 1807-13, Blickling / NT 353347 #GeorgianEra

Egg boiler for four eggs. This ingenious object forms part of a silver-gilt breakfast service presented to George III by his five youngest daughters on his sixty-sixth birthday, 4 June 1804. The King would have boiled his own eggs at the breakfast table by opening the double lid of the boiler and placing the eggs in the frame inside. Water inside was kept boiling by the lamp burner below, while the egg timer above ensured the perfect cooking time. Click link for more.

Egg boiler for four eggs. This ingenious object forms part of a silver-gilt breakfast service presented to George III by his five youngest daughters on his sixty-sixth birthday, 4 June 1804. The King would have boiled his own eggs at the breakfast table by opening the double lid of the boiler and placing the eggs in the frame inside. Water inside was kept boiling by the lamp burner below, while the egg timer above ensured the perfect cooking time. Click link for more.

This drawing made for the Leeds Pottery shows the anatomy of an ice cream pail, with its hidden liner.

This drawing made for the Leeds Pottery shows the anatomy of an ice cream pail, with its hidden liner.

Bourdaloue, c.1811. Click the link above to read more and find out what it was used for.

What was a Bourdaloue?

Bourdaloue, c.1811. Click the link above to read more and find out what it was used for.

Glassware to show support for the royal family: Drinking glass by William Belby, c 1762. The decoration suggests that the gobelet celebrated the birth of the Prince of Wales, the future George IV, in 1762. Fitzwilliam Museum.

Glassware to show support for the royal family: Drinking glass by William Belby, c 1762. The decoration suggests that the gobelet celebrated the birth of the Prince of Wales, the future George IV, in 1762. Fitzwilliam Museum.

Meditations at Brandy Burgh or an Address to Sun. Print by Theodore Lane, 9 June 1821. Shows Queen Caroline holding a brandy bottle as she shields herself from the rays of the sun depicted as George IV.

Meditations at Brandy Burgh or an Address to Sun. Print by Theodore Lane, 9 June 1821. Shows Queen Caroline holding a brandy bottle as she shields herself from the rays of the sun depicted as George IV.

May Day - or Jack in the green, 1795. © The Trustees of the British Museum

May Day - or Jack in the green, 1795. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Rivet spectacles, c.1770, United Kingdom, with tortoise shell surrounds in a fitted shagreen etui. The nose bridge is in silver.

Rivet spectacles, c.1770, United Kingdom, with tortoise shell surrounds in a fitted shagreen etui. The nose bridge is in silver.

Sedan chair, Italy, ca. 1750, black leather exterior, side windows slide back, front window is made to drop downwards, door is designed to be completely removed. Click on image for more information. V&A

Sedan chair

Sedan chair, Italy, ca. 1750, black leather exterior, side windows slide back, front window is made to drop downwards, door is designed to be completely removed. Click on image for more information. V&A

Creamware Coffee-pot C. 1775.

Creamware Coffee-pot C. 1775.

We recently told you about the miser Mary Luhorne, that we came across in the book Lives and Anecdotes of Misers. Needless to say we unearthed a few more, but unfortunately, unlike Mary, we are una…

More female misers

We recently told you about the miser Mary Luhorne, that we came across in the book Lives and Anecdotes of Misers. Needless to say we unearthed a few more, but unfortunately, unlike Mary, we are una…

Creamware jug with a print of St. Patrick, circa 1790

Creamware jug with a print of St. Patrick, circa 1790

Be not amaz'd Dear Mother - It is indeed your Daughter Anne.  Satire: a farmer's wife come to town starts back in horror at seeing her daughter dressed as a macaroni with high hair and hat perching on top; her black page boy holds her lap-dog. 1774  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Be not amaz'd Dear Mother - It is indeed your Daughter Anne. Satire: a farmer's wife come to town starts back in horror at seeing her daughter dressed as a macaroni with high hair and hat perching on top; her black page boy holds her lap-dog. 1774 Hand-coloured mezzotint

A sedan chair, Paris c.1760-1770, called "good weather" in French lacquer or "Martin varnish." Work. Model painted decor oil putti holding arms background preparation lacquer "daffodil" framing gilded wood, studded leather ceiling, blown glass windows (original), formerly lined the inside of a sky blue damask Louis XV style. industrially manufactured in Paris by saddlers who had only the privilege. Read more: click on image.

A sedan chair, Paris c.1760-1770, called "good weather" in French lacquer or "Martin varnish." Work. Model painted decor oil putti holding arms background preparation lacquer "daffodil" framing gilded wood, studded leather ceiling, blown glass windows (original), formerly lined the inside of a sky blue damask Louis XV style. industrially manufactured in Paris by saddlers who had only the privilege. Read more: click on image.

Pocket, 1718 - 1720, made by Hannah Haines, Great Britain; linen, sewn with linen thread, linen tape, embroidered with silk.

Pocket

Pocket, 1718 - 1720, made by Hannah Haines, Great Britain; linen, sewn with linen thread, linen tape, embroidered with silk.

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