24 June 2012
Last updated at 12:56
Flintshire council has described an exhibition of Buckley pottery as a "rare and unique treat". It is the first time that some of the works, like this unusual large dish, have been put on public display.
Pottery played a major role in the area's economy from medieval times until World War II. The collection was amassed over 40 years by local expert Martin Harrison, who died last year. It includes this plant pot, which was a present to someone from the Buckley Potteries.
The collection was bought by the council after grants from the Art Fund and the V&A purchase grant fund, as well as a gift from the Tyler Charitable Trust. This vase, made by Powells to mark George V's coronation, says: "Long may they reign."
The collection includes the only known Buckley-made tea cup. It was made by Hughes Pottery.
Dated 1904, this jug was made by the potter Pryce Jones, who worked at Powell's Pottery and then set up on his own.
Decorative tiles, like this one made by the Globe Brick and Tile Company before 1912, were also an important part of Buckley's pottery industry.
Another present from Buckley - a miniature teapot, thought to be made by Powells and stamped with a W. A permanent exhibition of the Harrison collection is on display at Buckley Library, Museum and Gallery.
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