Mr Willett’s Popular Pottery
In the Brighton and Hove museum I greatly enjoyed Mr Willett’s popular pottery collection. His thesis was that “the history of a country may be traced on its homely pottery”. In that he was a little bit like Henry Wellcome. Depicted in porcelain and ceramic there were domestic and public scenes of every nature. Here are just two shelves of Mr Willett’s treasure – a 1700 delftware fruit dish depicting Mary II and a bone jug featuring George III and Napoleon as The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver.