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I am very fond of my colourful spotty lemonade set but I have no idea when or where it was made. Can you help? Natalie Hattersley, East Yorkshire
I am curious to find out about the origin and value of this unusual chair, which has been in my family for many years. Jan Rayner, by email
I was given this clock by my mother, who bought it in London 20 years ago. I was able to find a restorer and now the clock functions well. I was hoping that the restorer would find some marks but unfortunately there...
I would like to know more about this silver filigree jewellery, given to my great-grandmother by her brother, who served in India in the army around 1885. I would also like to know how it should be cleaned, as it is a...
I believe my lantern clock is quite old. Could you tell me more about it and what it might be worth? Zanthe Lauder, London
I have been given a collection of matches from the 1940s. Can you tell me any more about them? Louise Spears, by email
My husband paid £85 for this jug 12 years ago. We know it’s by Wedgwood but wonder if you can shed any further light on when it was made and who might have decorated it. Margaret Townsend, Oxford
I spotted this lively glass bird at a bric-a-brac stall in Sweden recently. It has no markings but is incredibly well made and I wondered if you could tell me a little more about it and what it might be worth. I paid...
I discovered this embroidery hidden away at the back of a drawer in my grandfather’s desk. How old is it and where do you think it was made? What is the best way to display and preserve it? Anthea Guthrie, by email
I bought this book-end for £25 at an antiques fair when I was a student, 20 years ago. I’m still hoping to find another to make the pair. Can you tell me more about it? Chris Morley, London