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Ceramic Vases, Hanley Museum. Photographed by William Blake.

A collection of ceramic vases decorated in the pate sur pate style, including work by the artist M.Solon. Taken at Hanley Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Circus Automaton

This automaton was designed and made by Suffolk-based toymaker, Ron Fuller (born 1937). It was commissioned as a donation box for the Stafford Art Gallery, and is now at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford....

City Central Library and Art Gallery & Museum, Bethesda Street, Hanley

This photograph is looking over the foundations of the City Central Library and Archives building towards the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. This photograph was taken in 1968, before the museum building ...

City Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley

The City Museum & Art Gallery was officially opened by Alderman Horace Barks on the 13th October 1956. Built on the site of the Bell Pottery works, this image shows the area before additions were made ...

Collection of Bottles. Photographed by William Blake.

A collection of bottles photographed at Hanley Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Collection of Bottles. Photographed by William Blake.

A collection of bottles photographed at Hanley Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Continental Pieces. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph of a document containing illustrations of continental metal/glass work from the Renaissence period.

Cotton Tapestry

Flat woven cotton tapestry by Fiona Rutherford. Dimensions: height - 435mm, width - 435mm

Court Room Automaton

Court room automaton with Judge, Policeman, Defendent and Jury, activated by coin in slot. This automaton was designed and made by Suffolk-based toymaker, Ron Fuller (born 1937). It was commissioned ...

Dr Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace and Statue, Lichfield

This postcard view shows Dr Samuel Johnson's statue on the left. It is by R.C. Lucas and was erected in 1838. The house on the right was completed in 1707 by Michael Johnson, Samuel's father. Samuel Johnson ...

Dr Samuel Johnson’s Statue, Lichfield

A postcard view of the Statue of Dr Samuel Johnson in the Market Place, Lichfield. It is by R.C. Lucas and was erected in 1838. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), lexicographer, critic and poet, was born ...

Dr. Robert Plot

Dr. Robert Plot (1640-1696) was an antiquary, naturalist, writer and was the first Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. He was also the first Professor of Chemistry at Oxford University. He is ...

Elephant

Oil painting on paper by Graeme John Robert Reed (born 1964). Dimensions: width - 940mm, height - 640mm

Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole (1617-1682), antiquary, collector, astrologer and politician. He was born on Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, attended Lichfield Grammar School and became a chorister at Lichfield Cathedral. ...

English Drinking Glasses. Photographed by William Blake.

A collection of English drinking glasses dating from the late 17th to the early 18th century. Taken at Hanley Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

English Drinking Glasses. Photographed by William Blake.

A collection of English drinking glasses dating from the late 17th to the early 18th century. Taken at Hanley Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Epigrams Upon The Paintings of the Most Eminent Masters, Ancient and Modern. With Reflections upon the several Schools of Painting by John Elsum Esq.

John Elsum wrote his book to detail paintings so that people could ‘see’ or imagine how the painting would look in real life. His book was published in 1700-1705; unfortunately his work is often wrongly ...

Ford Green Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows the front and east side of Ford Green Hall, a 17th century timber framed farmhouse with a brick wing, now a museum. The house was built in 1624 for the Ford family, local farmers, ...