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Staffordshire Pottery

Greek chic

Greece has long been a magnet for the rich and famous, attracted to the warm climate, clear blue skies and turquoise waters. Since the movie Mamma Mia!

Sunday, 18 October, 2009, 12:00am

Arranged marriage

She is most famous for her bridal frocks but Vera Wang has also stamped her style on eyewear, china, jewellery and mattresses. It should be no surprise then that the former Vogue magazine fashion editor and stylist has added ceramics to her name. Fans will recognise Wang's trademark grosgrain bow and ribbon motif in her Love Knots dinnerware for Wedgwood (above; HK$1,570 a set).

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Wedgwood Jnr holds court while promoting his saucy ceramics

It's a very Hong Kong allegory: nibbling dim sum on fine English china. That's what the society ladies were doing on Monday as ceramic maker Wedgwood hosted a gathering at the Peninsula's Garden Suite after opening a shop in the arcade downstairs featuring its new Vera Wang crystals and chinas.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Self-Contained

Vases so handsome they don't need flowers to enhance them.

Guilin butterfly by Royal Doulton HK$5,250

Dobo by J Schatz from www.jschatz.com US$135

Roma from Tree $690

Wood-effect from Tree HK$350

Hana from OVO Enquiries: 2526 7226

Grazl-El from Tree HK$450

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Thomas Wedgwood

Thirty-seven-year-old Thomas Rowland Wedgwood is a descendant of Josiah Wedgwood, who founded British pottery firm Wedgwood in the 18th century. He was raised in Zimbabwe and England, studied oceanography in the US and owns a film company specialising in underwater work. A sense of obligation and personal interest drove him to join the family business.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Classical crockery

The Wedgwood Company in the English town of Stoke-On-Trent is one of the world's oldest manufacturing companies. It was founded almost 250 years ago and its name is world famous. Manufacturing companies spring up like mushrooms and for as long as the public wants to buy their product, all is well. But consumers are fickle and will desert a product at the drop of a hat.

13 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Michael's turn to check your china

Michael Doulton says that whenever he attends a dinner party, the first thing he does is turn the plate over to see where it comes from.

2 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Versace puts it on a plate

VERSACE has taken images of seasonal blossoms, fruit and cascading stars, entwined with holly, baroque candles, cherubs and angels and put them on plates. Using gold leaf liberally, he has called the creation 'Visions of Christmas'.

Each piece is hand-painted, which means no two are the same.

2 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Expensive gifts for one you love best

THE best way to ensure your Mother's Day gift will take pride of place in the family room is to give your mother a crystal ornament that will never be committed to a life of gathering dust.

Swarovski silver crystal has introduced six glittering new designs to its line of cut crystal giftware and collectables.

2 May 1993 - 12:00am