Item No. 1931 – Chamberlain Worcester drum inkwell

Item No. 1931 – Chamberlain Worcester drum inkwell

13th May 2018By Mark DiamondUncategorised

Chamberlain Worcester drum inkwell Chamberlain Worcester drum inkwell of slightly tapered form, the top with three quill holes, the inkwell decorated all round in the typical dark blue, red, green and gold Imari palette of Chamberlain’s classic ‘Finger and Thumb’ or 276 pattern.     Date: Circa 1815. Height: 2.5 in.  6.25 cm. Width across top  … Read More

Of wax, wafers and Inkwells – part two

Of wax, wafers and Inkwells – part two

21st February 2017By Mark DiamondNews

  The thing to remember of course is that in the early 1800’s letters were charged by weight, distance and number of sheets.There were various ways of folding a sheet of paper but most would have resulted in three writing surfaces and a blank space for the address. Once written the letter would have to … Read More

Of wax, wafers and inkwells – part one

Of wax, wafers and inkwells – part one

7th January 2017By Mark DiamondNews

It’s difficult in these days of instant communication, of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to imagine a time when the writing and sending of a letter could be a time consuming and complicated affair. Let’s say you were sending a letter in the early 1800’s; you would certainly need to be literate, which many weren’t and … Read More

Life in the Georgian household

Life in the Georgian household

20th January 2016By Mark & SandraNews

Life in the Georgian household after dark would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible, without the use of candles which often provided most of, if not the only, available light. Candles were usually made either from beeswax, which had a pleasant aroma, burned slowly and steadily but were much more expensive, or tallow, made … Read More