Sweeties Anyone?

A Fresh Start and a Teacup part 7


This beautiful antique sugar shaker is an original piece of ‘Cornish Kitchen Ware’ made by T.G.Green in Church Gresley, Derbyshire. They used a clever lathe-turning technique that scraped blue slip away from the ceramic to reveal the white bands of clay beneath. Apparently, it reminded an employee of the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall and this is how it got the name ‘Cornishware’.
This piece has one of the very early backstamps dating it to about the 1930’s.

Well, it has been my privilege to add this to the painting I am working on for my friend, the shaker having special significance to her since it belonged to her grandmother. And that is not the only sweet thing I have added to my painting lately, I have also been working on a lolly jar filled with bullseyes to bring in plenty of red as an accent to the overall blue of the painting.


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