|Crown Staffordshire 'Pixies' Cereal/fruit bowl circa 1906|
|Taken just before the demolition of the Minerva
Photo: Aug 2001
When you live in a tiny cottage what you collect must be small, and it is especially wonderful when you find items which combine some of your 'Objects of Desire' into one. This little bowl which is over a hundred years old has delightfully done just that.
This is a rare Crown Staffordshire 'Pixies' Cereal/fruit bowl circa 1906, beautifully hand painted and very fine china. Yes, it is cracked, but at it's age a little imperfection is to be expected. We love it.
We do not know who the artist was, (but would love to). They make it looks effortless, and it probably was for them. Some people have the gift of magical creatures and beings appearing at a wave of their hand.
Over the years we have amassed a lot of collections. Dragons and all things wearing pointy hats being just two of them. Not to mention Mushrooms, Butterflies and Rabbits.
We are supposed to source items to sell, but sometimes they just belong in our cottage.
|Gnome with Dragon Hatchling|
And this ..... is a gentleman wearing a nicely pointy red hat with a Dragon hatchling. Why? No idea, but we do like them a lot. It has a mark which says 1994 DHM and it is china not resin. As you can see, they are very happy together. If anyone might know anything more about them please tell us!
Meanwhile all of the Pixies, Dragons and Pointy Hatted ones are dwelling happily ever after in our cavernous display case in a corner.