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Roll Up For Hot Chestnuts!

November 7, 2012
by the gentle author

Tonight, you will discover my pal Amos, the roasted chestnut seller, outside Ben Pentreath Ltd in Rugby St where he will be handing out hot chestnuts to all and sundry from sixty thirty onwards to celebrate the opening of THE ARTISTS OF SPITALFIELDS LIFE curated by yours truly.

All the artists will be there in person to welcome you and we look forward to the pleasure of your company.


Click to enlarge this poster designed by Alice Pattullo

Whitechapel sculptor, Roy Emmins, arrives at the gallery with one of his sculptures.

Pair of Staffordshire dogs by Rob Ryan.

Model of Nicholas Culpeper’s house in Spitalfields made by Sebastian Harding

My pockets were going in holes until Jill Green made me this suede coin purse emblazoned with foxes, and I have persuaded her to make limited supply to sell at the exhibition. Below you can see a few of my discoveries from the Spitalfields Antiques Market.

Doulton Lambeth saltglaze harvest jug

Nineteenth century Staffordshire figure

Child’s mug.

Staffordshire figure of Lurcher.

Cries of London jam pot by Holkham Pottery.

Satlglaze Loving cup.

Sunderland lustre jug.

Large saltglaze flagon.

Staffordshire money box.

Roy Emmins sculptures installed in the window at Ben Pentreath Ltd

This is Max, the shop dog.

3 Responses leave one →
  1. November 7, 2012

    All the best with the exhibition, will visit it soon.

    I love your pottery finds, I too have a lurcher on my mantle piece and a real one curled up on the sofa.

  2. Robson Cezar permalink
    November 7, 2012

    I am looking forward to see all these treasures together tonight – this is a glorious day!

  3. November 7, 2012

    Just back from the preview. Thanks for signing my book, it’s for my sister Christine, for Christmas.

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