Jan 16th, 2017 by Jane Tunnicliffe
Elizabeth is a demure twenty-three-year-old wiling her life away at a dull museum job, living with her neurotic aunt, and subsisting off her dead mother’s inheritance. When Elizabeth begins to suffer terrible migraines and backaches, her aunt takes her to the doctor, then to a psychiatrist. But slowly, and with Jackson’s characteristic chill, we learn that Elizabeth is not just one girl—but four separate, self-destructive personalities. The Bird’s Nest, Jackson’s third novel, develops hallmarks of the horror master’s most unsettling work: tormented heroines, riveting familial mysteries, and a disquieting vision inside the human mind.
Dec 18th, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe
Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is perhaps the crowning achievement of Shirley Jackson’s brilliant career: a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the dramatic struggle that ensues when an unexpected visitor interrupts their unusual way of life.
Nov 26th, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe
Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age; fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Both her name and brand are recognized the world over. She tells her story here for the first time in all its glamour and glory and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty. This unique personal memoir also includes contributions from her vast network of friends, family and associates. Ian Kelly (award-winning biographer of, amongst others, fashion maverick Beau Brummell and the original self-publicist, Giacomo Casanova) brings the insights of a historian and friend of Vivienne to the life and works of one of the major influences of our age in this wonderful, insightful collaboration.
Mar 27th, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe
Similar marks with three stars. A larger versionof this mark was introduced from 1960 (estimate). From 1955.
Mar 25th, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe
NZMuseums showcases the New Zealand’s museums and galleries and their collections. It’s also a directory of museums and galleries, and an online collection management system. NZMuseums is the initiative of National Services Te Paerangi, a team at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, in Wellington, New Zealand.
Mar 23rd, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe
The Chinese Girl – Although Tretchikoff spent his early years in China, this portrait was painted in Cape Town. The model is a member of the small Chinese community there. Possibly the best known of all Tretchikoff’s paintings. Lithographs of this painting can be seen in all corners of the world. Artist’s Collection, 1950’s First Hand Tretchikoff Print.
Mar 17th, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe
Shape Number: 550
Open shell shaped vase in whiteware.
Spiral ammonite or nautilus shape on seabed base.
Satin finish glaze.
The plain whiteware was extremely popular as vases or mantelpiece decorations right through the 1950s and into the 1960s.
From the late 1940s to the 1970s, Crown Lynn made whiteware vases in their thousands, if not millions.
As well as classic shapes there was a spinning wheel, a watering can, a wishing well, a butterfly, and a range of shells and wall vases.
In 1963 there were more than 100 whiteware shapes on the market. Some were also made in matt black or pastel colours as well as white.
After the 1968 buyout of Titian Potteries, Crown Lynn’s whiteware was made at the Titian factory.
Many vases have a moulded shape number only, while others carry marks such as Kelston Potteries, Roydon Pottery or Flair Art Pottery, and some have stickers such as Flower Beauty.
Mar 16th, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe