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The Eleventh Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the eleventh day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… eleven Pipers Piping   Although not a design from Crace’s 1862 scheme, this watercolour does demonstrate something of Crace’s approach to organ design.  In 1862, a ‘blind’ man … Continue reading

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The Ninth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the ninth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… nine Ladies Dancing   This bodice and skirt, made of jaquard-woven silk trimmed with satin and lined with glazed cotton, was donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum … Continue reading

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The Eighth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the eighth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… eight Maids a Milking   This teapot was made as part of a service displayed at the 1862 International Exhibition.  In April 1862 the Melbourne newspaper, The Argus, … Continue reading

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The Fourth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the fourth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… four Calling Birds One of the surprise successes of the 1862 International Exhibition was a mechanical singing Bullfinch in the Swiss Court.  Wound-up periodically during the day, the … Continue reading

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Walking 1862

October, 2013 Until we get our hands on a working time machine, we never stop daydreaming about which part of history we’d go back to if we could.  High on our priority list would be South Kensington in 1862 (of … Continue reading

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