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Enamelware vases

Enamelware vases

Made by Hill and Son Lye and part of a large collection of this company's products saved by a former employee when the company closed in the late 1960s. The novel multicoloured finish would make them stand out from competitors' products. They seem - at least to the writer - to imitate the finish of plastics in use from the 1930s to the 1950s. If this is case perhaps it was an attempt to give this longstanding domestic product a 'makeover'.

Ref: 2001-009-002-3

Area: Lye

Theme: Metal working industry



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