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In Loving Memory

1906 Memorial card to Queenie Wiles, passed away 19 January 1900 aged 12. Front bears image of dove flying in front of a silver star, surrounded by a silver border.


c1900 This stoneware vase is modelled with four female masks and plants representing the Four Seasons. It was designed by F.M. Michelet and cast by Gentil & Bourdet, Billancourt around 1900. Many French designers around 1900 were influenced by the writers and a

Parsonage Hall at Terring, Sussex

Parsonage Hall at Terring, published September 1st 1791.

Queen's South Africa

1902 This Queen's South Africa Medal was awarded to Private H. Bigmore of the West Yorkshire regiment for his part in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). From his medal bars it can be seen that Pte. Bigmore took part in the relief of Ladysmith (15th Dec 1899-28th

Gas Oven

1900 This cast iron gas oven was made by Arden Hill & Co. in Birmingham in 1900. A plaque on the front of the oven door details the oven was the property of the Brighton and Hove General Gas Company, No. 11121.

Light Shade

1900 This is a semi-opaque glass light shade with a fluted edge and an opaque foliate pattern on the shade. The shade is from an early electric light. It was made in 1900 and is of Adamesque design.


c1903 This two-handled cup dates from around 1900 and was made for Liberty's Tudric range. It is made from pewter and modelled in an abstracted plant form. The cup is used to illustrate the history of modern design.

Kettle and Stand

c1900 This tilting kettle on a stand is made from copper with brass fittings. It was designed by W. A. S. Benson around 1900. The kettle is used to illustrate the history of modern design.

Hair Comb

c1900 This hair comb is made from blond tortoiseshell, set with pearls. It was designed and made by Lucien Gaillard and dates from around 1900.


1900-1910 This purple glass vase from around 1900 has a raised design of thistles in enamel and gilt. It was designed and made by Daum Freres. The vase is used to illustrate the history of modern design.

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