Monday, July 4, 2011
Mantlepiece Monday .. lets start at the beginning ..
Above this lot is a lovely old illustration of the Cambridge and Oxford Boat race, held annually on the Thames at Putney.
First up a 3 handled loving cup with Rowing Scenes all around (1882), then a Seated Toby match holder(1920), next a tall jug with applied decorations of Men Playing Cricket (1882), and finally a very early, 1820s-30s large Mug with very simple incised decorations.
Vic is originally from Putney in London and we do collect a lot of things, postcards and letters mainly, from Putney.
I'm linking up with Fortune Favours the thrifty... sharing all our mantlepiece decorations, each Monday.