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A rare Derby cabaret service circa 1800
Collecting Articles and Features

A Short History of Royal Crown Derby

The history of the Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company begins with Andrew Planche, a Huguenot refugee from Saxony, in 1750. Fleeing religious persecution, Planche relocated to England, bringing with him his extensive knowledge of porcelain production. In Derby, he established a porcelain factory, manufacturing high-quality pieces inspired by the aesthetics […]

The Clangers figurines by Robert Harrop
Collecting Articles and Features

Collecting The Clangers

Once upon a time in the realm of children’s television, an odd yet endearing show charmed its way into the hearts of young viewers across Britain. A true testament to the power of imagination and storytelling, the iconic series, ‘The Clangers,’ took viewers on surreal cosmic adventures that remain a […]