British Folk Art       



Late 19th century love spoon with two bowls. The inscription, ‘HAFOTY LLANRWST’ signifies a dwelling (presumably the one pictured) in Llanrwst which is in the Conwy Valley, Snowdonia. 


Painted Bristol blue glass rolling pin depicting a sailing ship called ‘Providence’. It is inscribed ‘Redbridge 1855’ and ‘John Parker Landlord of the Ship Tap’. There is a  Redbridge near Southampton Coast and there is still a Ship Inn in the vicinity.



Three sailors seam rubbers or liners, 18th century.


Sailor-made sweetheart pincushion early 20th century.



A complete vertebra (probably the sixth vertebra of a Heavy Horse) painted to represent a preacher, probably John Wesley, in the act of delivering a sermon. It dates from the mid-19th century


Trench art vase made from an artillery shell, early 20th century.



Four 17th/18th century nutcrackers.


Mid-19th century fairground leopard


Three 19th century Friendly Society pole heads.

Staffordshire ‘Pew Group’ based on a mid-18th century original.


Still Life, dated 1891. The table is set for a good basic meal of bread, cheese and beer.


Two Goosewing Knitting Sheathes, 19th century. This style was predominately made in the Yorkshire Dales.



Late 19th century decoy pigeon with painted feathers and glass eyes.

Staffordshire pearlware Toby Jug c. 1800



Three pieces of bone kitchenware. Top, a pastry crimper or ‘jigger’, below, two knitting sheaths. All 19th century.

A 1955 hand-written and illustrated book on Popular Art in Sussex, itself a piece of folk art.



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