Long Established and Leading Clarice Cliff & Art Deco Ceramics Specialists

BYGONE DAYS...........CLARICE CLIFF'S CAR....with myself in the driving seat and ETHEL BARROW, "The 'ORIGINAL' CROCUS GIRL", as my passenger....at one of the last great 'Coventions' with all of the 'Bizarre Girls' present

18 November 2021

WOW!!! an old photograph taken in Stoke On Trent at one of the last conventions, I am sitting in Clarice Cliff's car, with ' THE Crocus Girl ' ETHEL BARROW as my passenger!!

Meeting Ethel was a real highlight, she was such a character, and she took great delight in showing us how she painted the 'ever popular Crocus pattern' day in and day out, and I bet you never realised that the Crocus design was painted upside down, from bottom to top to achieve the wonderful full flower-head decoration

Ethel took hold of a cup, turned it upside down and painted the crocus from stalk to bud, upside down as though she was doing it back in the late 1920's and early 1930's !!!

This superb picture was taken back in the 1990's and look to the left of the car door and see another 'Original Bizarre Girl' and a great character Elsie Nixon in the red jacket....and next but one to Elsie, you can just spot Marjorie Higginson too.

Don't forget, that Jonathan is always in our shop on Tuesdays and Saturdays but can also arrange to meet you on another day should you want to !!

Just let us know, either by email, at jonathan@bananadance.com or by calling us on 01634 364539 or 07976 296987

To visit our store in Northcote Road from central London is easy and quick. Take an overland train from VICTORIA mainline station to CLAPHAM JUNCTION (approx 5 minutes journey!), turn left out of the station and the first road on the right that's the road that you need to take, and continue walking down past Marks & Spencer, across the main road, and then you are in NORTHCOTE ROAD, and the Antiques Market is situated at 155a, a brisk 5 minutes walk on the left hand side, just opposite the brand new Public Library.

Thanks for visiting and don't hesitate to get in touch for whatever reason, we are always happy to help and offer advice.