Sweeties Anyone?

A Fresh Start and a Teacup part 7

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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.
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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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