Thursday, 5 February 2015
Sunday, 1 February 2015
There's not much to say about this vase other than it gorgeous. The pattern code reads GR, though it's not easy to make out. The shape number is 345 and it was painted by Ethel Barrett in the early 1920's. The pattern is the same as these earlier Carter and Co vases.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Sadly though, this is just one more pot with nowhere to go, as the last inch of space on my various overcrowded shelves and display cases was used up several weeks back. It would be such a shame to hide any more pots away under the spare bed (even if there was any room there). There nothing for it but to get some new display cases.
So I'm heading to Ikea tomorrow, for the start of what will be a fairly major project redecorating the spare room. I'm quite excited at the prospect. Decanting all the pots from their current home to other rooms around the house, I will take some pleasure from, though my partner may not. And I'm certainly looking forward to seeing the end result, particularly having been inspired by the well displayed collections below.
Friday, 16 January 2015
I guess I'm becoming quite a seasoned collector, so it's lovely finding vases like this one with patterns that I've not seen before. The Pattern is NA, painted by Anne Hatchard, shape number 349 and quite a dark red clay, and grey coloured ground that dates it to between 1922 and 1924.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Saturday, 3 January 2015
This one was also a birthday present from last month, given to me again by my friend who I occasionally go to Newark and other fairs with. We found this pot together in an antiques center in Salts Mill, Saltaire that always has a good selection of Poole and other classy stuff that my friend also likes. He's been keeping it safe for the past 6 months of so, so I'd half forgotten what it looked like until I unwrapped it. Shape number 353, painted in HI pattern, designed by Truda Carter in an unglazed style that was a development on the earlier unglazed wares designed by Jame Radley Young. It was painted by Majorie Cryer in the late 1920's or very early 30's.
Monday, 29 December 2014
If the last post made out that I was lucky at Christmas, that's only half the story. My birthday falls in December also and I was given two more Poole pots to mark the occasion. The first one was from my Mum and Dad who gave me this Delphis bowl, which they cleverly found in a charity shop (something I've often hoped to do myself but never managed). It's signed by Mary Albon and the shape number is 56.