Sunday, 5 July 2015

Go Greece

Shape 293, KM pattern painted by Ethel Barrett in the early 1920's. This hand thrown plate is surprisingly heavy since it's potted so much thicker than anything mechanically jollied.
Having got that off my chest, I just wanted to say how glad I am about Greece's vote against austerity tonight.   For a long time I've seen myself as pro European, but with a UK EU referendum planned, the chance to throw a spanner in the works of an anti democratic, market orientated Europe. with London bankers at it's financial center. makes a No vote really quite appealing.  Calling the bluff on David Cameron's inept politicking would be the cherry on the cake.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Full coverage

I really like this pattern and love how it works on this squat vase (or bowl).  I have the same VX pattern on, what remains, the largest vase in my collection.
http://www.robspoolepottery.co.uk/traditional_poole_geometric_vases.htm#VX   A vase that I found in Newark several years ago, sometime before starting this blog.  On a vase that size this pattern is reduced to being a small if decorative border. Here, painted by Marian Heath in the late 1920's, it completely covers this pot.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Back to normal

This blue and yellow Portuguese Stripe vase is one of my latest eBay finds.  The pattern is HE and shape number 208.  It was made in the early 1920's and has an unknown X painters mark.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Why?

Maybe it's just me compensating for my cat allergy, but for a while now I thought it might be an idea to fill my dinner table with animal shaped crockery.   These Royal Daulton Bunnykins Country Cottage butler cream jug and baker preserve jar were at the Wetherby race course antiques fair a couple of weeks a go.  They are now serving tea regularly at our house.  I've my friend, who was with me at the time, to thank for giving me the encouragement or courage to buy them!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

More triangles

This vase came from eBay back in April.  The pattern is RO and there is a CT painter mark that hasn't been assigned to a known painter.  The shape number is 345.  It has a quite shinny surface that I think dates it to about 1925.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Bringing up the rear

This egg cup arrived too late to be included in the photo of all my DD pattern pots.  Shape number 290 it was painted by Iris Skinner.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

All the Ds

These DD pattern pots are arriving thick and fast, an egg cup arrived in the post yesterday, so this photo doesn't quite show all of them.

Monday, 1 June 2015

DD DD DD

And yet another DD pattern pot, It's the same shape of cream jug that would have accompanied the sugar shaker posted yesterday.  Shape 329 has quire a classical look to my eyes and the pattern fits really nicely on the shoulders. Painted by Gertie Warren between 1922 and 1927, it arrived with me from eBay last week.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

DD DD

I've coveted sugar sifters for a while now, and been outbid on them  a few times.  So it was nice to win this one in the DD pattern.  The shape number is 759 I think, and it was painted Clarice Heath in the early 1930's.
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