The more unusual Valentine cards in our collection…

By other museum staff on 14 Feb 2012

As of today the whole of the Museum’s collection of  Victorian Valentine cards  is available online, so be sure to take a look and find your favourites via this link .  Collection online project assistant Ellie, who will be talking about some of her favourites at the Museum’s Pleasure Garden Ball tonight, continues her blog posts focusing on the collection with a look at the more unusual cards in the collection… As everywhere seems festooned with cards and hearts today, I thought it might be refreshing to share some of the more unusual valentine’s in the museum’s collection in more detail. Today […]

Ethnic Delftware at the Museum of London

By lucy inglis on 9 Oct 2010

A short post today, about something new to the Museum’s display – a ‘kosher’ Delftware plate bearing the Hebrew character ‘chlav’ for milk. This striking dinner plate dates from c.1720 and was made in Lambeth on the South Bank. Blue and white Delft was very popular at the time and made in large quantities for tiles and everyday domestic items, such as dinner services. However, to find one that would have been part of a ‘milk’ dinner service within a Jewish home is exceptionally rare – I’m not sure another one is known. Kosher dietary law, or kashrut decrees that […]