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World War 1 Allied Commanders Toby Jugs by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould for Wilkinson. This set sold for CAD 14,400 at Waddington's, June 2013.

World War 1 Allied Commanders Toby Jugs by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould for Wilkinson

Released during the Great War from 1915-1919 was an impressive set of eleven toby jugs based on the Allied Political and Military leaders by Wilkinson after designs and caricatures by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould. Each of the figures holds an item or is an item and has associated words e.g. […]

Lladro Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars

Lladro Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars

Lladró artists have introduced Ahsoka Tano, their fourth female model based on the Star Wars franchise.  Ahsoka Tano was a Force-sensitive Togruta female former Jedi Padawan who, after the Clone Wars, helped establish a network of various rebel cells against the Galactic Empire. The Ahsoka Tano mode has been sculpted […]

CORGI Harry Potter Hagrid Motorcycle and Sidecar

CORGI Harry Potter Hagrid Motorcycle and Sidecar

Available to pre-order now and set for release from CORGI is the Harry Potter Hagrid Motorcycle and Sidecar. The model depicts the half-giant Hagrid on his motorcycle and Harry in the sidecar from the film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1. The model looks great with fine attention […]

A vintage Rollieflex camera

The history of the Rollieflex TLR camera and its impact on photography

The Rollieflex TLR camera revolutionized photographic history by making high-quality photography more accessible to the general public. Prior to its release, cameras were bulky, expensive, and difficult to use, limiting their use to professional photographers or wealthy hobbyists.  The Rollieflex’s simple design and affordable price made photography available to a […]

A black case Vitascope clock with silvered dial. This example sold for £600 at Sworders, March 2021.

Vitascope Clocks A Short History and Price Guide

We take a look at the history of these very interesting Vitascope clocks along with a price guide to some examples. The Vitascope clock became a design icon of the mid 20th Century featuring an illuminated diorama with a rocking and pitching model ship. The Vitascope Clock proved to be […]

A Boxed Tri-ang Spot-On Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith No 103. This example sold for £170 at Richard Winterton Auctions, August 2018.

How Superior Detailing and Scale Models Led to the Success of the Spot-On Range

Spot-On was a range of die-cast toys produced by British toy factory Tri-ang from 1959 to 1967 (Tri-ang was a division of Lines Brothers, which had been established as a toy maker in 1935). The Spot-On range was created in response to the success of rival toy company’s Dinky and Corgi.  […]

Antonio Da Ros Sommerso fish for Cedenese. Sold for £1,000 at Bonhams, London, December 2021.

The Murano Cenedese glass factory and its designers

For nearly 80 years, the Murano Cenedese glass factory has been renowned for its exquisite handcrafted glass creations. Founded in Venice, Italy in 1946 by master glassblower Gino Cenedese (1907-1973). He initially started the factory with several other glass masters of the time: Alfredo Barbini, Gino Fort, Angelo Tosi and […]

Louis Wain Cubist Cat By Amphora. Record price of £8,200 at Canterbury Auction Galleries in June 2008.

Louis Wain The Forgotten Cubist Cats and Animals

Louis Wain was one of the most famous British artists of the early 20th century. He is best known for his paintings and drawings of cats in various humorous and abstract poses, but what some people may not know is that he also created a series of Cubist Cats. Some […]

Madsaki Pop Art Skeletor from Mattel Creations

Madsaki Pop Art Skeletor from Mattel Creations

A Pop Art Skeletor from designer Madsaki is set for release from Mattel Creations on Friday 29th May 2022. This will be second release from the contemporary artist in the Masters of the Universe range after his initial He-Man and Battle Cat model. The Madaski Skeletor looks amazing and is […]

Ewald Dahlskog Globose Vase for Bo Fajans

Ewald Dahlskog The Swedish Functionalist Glass and Ceramic Designer

Ewald Dahlskog (1894-1950) was a Swedish designer who has become known for his ceramic, glass work, pottery designs and his work in public buildings. His work is often minimalist and inspired by natural forms, which can be seen in his use of simple curves and muted colors. Dahlskog’s pieces are […]