Find of The Day – Windsor House Antique Center

Dear Diva Readers,

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>I’m a sucker for Stilton, that creamy blue English cheese that pairs perfectly with pears and port! That’s why this Regency Toleware Stilton dish caught my eye – I’ve never seen anything quite like it!

Where: Windsor House Antiques, Moreton in Marsh, Cotswolds, England

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Item: JF017
Regency Toleware Stilton dish, Pontypool japanning.
Stilton coaster with scroll ends decorated with foliate and floral details.
4 3/4″ high x 8 1/2″ deep x 13 1/2″ long.
£445.00
(+ postage of £5.00)

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History of Stilton

Wiki writes: “The pioneer of blue Stilton was Cooper Thornhill, owner of the Bell Inn on the Great North Road, in the village of Stilton. In 1730, Thornhill discovered a distinctive blue cheese while visiting a small farm near Melton Mowbray in rural Leicestershire – possibly Quenby Hall in Hungarton. He fell in love with the cheese and made a business arrangement that granted the Bell Inn exclusive marketing rights to blue Stilton. Soon thereafter, wagon loads of cheese were being delivered to the inn. Since the main stagecoach routes from London to Northern England passed through the village of Stilton he was able to promote the sale of this cheese and the legend of Stilton rapidly spread.

In 1936 the Stilton Cheesemakers’ Association (SCMA) was formed to lobby for regulation to protect the quality and origin of the cheese, and in 1966 Stilton was granted legal protection via a certification trademark, the only British cheese to have received this status.”

To Read More about Stilton visit: ton_(cheese)#Characteristics” target=”_blank”>Wikipedia

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George IV while Prince Regent by Sir Thomas Lawrence
Photo Source: Wikipedia

Want to know more about the Regency period?

Again Wikipedia comes to the rescue! Read On!

Wiki writes: “The Regency period in the United Kingdom is the era between 1811 and 1820, when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, later George IV was instated to be his proxy as Prince Regent. The term is often expanded to apply to the years between 1795 and 1837, a time characterized by distinctive fashions, politics, and culture. In this sense, it can be considered a transitional period between “Georgian” and “Victorian” eras. The era was distinctive for its architecture, literature, fashions, and politics. It was a period of excess for the aristocracy: for example, it was during this time that the Prince Regent built the Brighton Pavilion. However, it was also an era of uncertainty caused by several factors including the Napoleonic wars, periodic riots, and the concern—threat to some, hope to others—that the British people might imitate the upheavals of the French Revolution.

The term is sometimes used in various ways to include years surrounding the decade of the formal regency. If “Regency” is considered as the transitional between “Georgian” and “Victorian” then it would refer to the entire period from approximately 1811 until the accession of Queen Victoria, encompassing the actual period of Regency, along with George IV’s reign in his own right and that of his brother William IV. If “Regency” is contrasted with “Eighteenth century”, then it could include the whole period of the Napoleonic wars.”

To Read More about The Regency Period visit: Wikipedia



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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • I love, love, love your blog. I look forward to really catching up over coffee in the morning! I feel like I've missed so much over the past few days!! What a fabulous post–cheese & antiques! Keep them coming!! xox MBM

  • What a lovely post ~
    I enjoyed reading about the history of Stilton cheese and the Regency period. Thank you.
    The Stilton dish is wonderful. My husband is a lover of Stilton and I am not quite so fond of it
    but a little is nice.

    Enjoy your weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

  • Barb,
    Don't you just adore Twitter? You meet the nicest people on the internet… I just popped over to your blog and was smitten by your Jane Austen post. IN fact, in your honor, I'm off to brew some tea. Remind me to tell you sometime about doing tea at the Adlon!
    Toma

  • Hello Antiques Diva!

    I just found you through Twitter and discovered your blog. I love it!! You cover a great variety of most interesting topics in an extremely entertaining way. I'll be a frequent visitor. My last (and only) trip to London was 2006 and Paris 2008. I need to go back soon. Your accounts will keep me current!

    Barb G.
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