A pictorial website promoting the beauty and collection of blue & white transfer-printed and cream-colored 19th Century medical ceramics


An object in a museum case suffers the same de-natured existence as an animal in a zoo. In any museum the object dies - of soffocation and the public gaze - whereas private ownership confers on the owner the right and need to touch. As a young child will reach out to handle things it names, the passionate collector, his eye in harmony with his hands, restores to the object the life-giving touch of its maker.   

-  Bruce Chatwin, 1988


When collecting, one immediately notices the informational void that exists.


In response, I always thought about leaving something behind once I stopped collecting and this is that "something".


Starting with only the best of intentions, my enthusiasm admittedly took a small detour upon realizing my hopes of convincing others to also contribute pictures of their collections went nowhere.


With this disclosed, I hope that the pictures I did manage to gather and share are adequate to convey the general sense of what's out there to look for and collect.


Best - Lawrence Webster

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