Sunday, 17 August 2014

How Could I?

How could I have forgotten to post a picture of this little jug.  My pottery buying has slowed down a bit this past month of so, but luckily I've found this photos to post and there are quite a few similarly forgotten photos in waiting.  This one is XK pattern, shape 324, painted in the late 1920's or early 30's by someone using a share as their mark, who's contribution to Poole, perhaps like the jug, has also been overlooked.

Monday, 11 August 2014


Unfortunately this very sweet  EE patern soup cup painted by Ruth Pavely has a couple of deep hairline cracks.  It was only ever big enough to hold a ladle full of soup and now it cant even do that.  Shape number 859, I'd love to find another one.

Friday, 8 August 2014

middle sized

This vase was in the same lot as the honey pot posted a couple of weeks ago.  It's painted in Sweet Pea (TY) patter by Hilda Trimm and can be dated by it's pink base to somewhere between 1934 and 37.  A lot of the sweet pea pattern pots I've seen come from this period.  The two simlar shaped vases in this pattern I already own are both made from red clay and date to a year or so earlier. TY   In terms of size this vase fits nicely in the middle of them.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Wobbly Return

Summer holiday over and first day back at work I don't feel overly inspired to blog, but wanted to share this lovely CY pattern vase.  Painted by Gertie Warren and made between 1922 and 1924, it's a shape I've not found before (no 383).  It's very wobbly and only two and a half inches tall.

Friday, 25 July 2014

eBay's Finest

The little bee that forms the finial of the honey box got me thinking about all of eBay's busy bees who put in so much effort to describe their lots in every detail, photograph them from every angle, and then post them so quickly to the winning bidders. All at the cost of postage and done in peoples spare time, no doubt, juggled about work and other commitments.
The honey box arrived yesterday.  I won it at a real-life auction held by Burstall and Hewett about 6 weeks ago (with an online bid of course).  Paid for the same day, it still took several phone calls and emails to get it here, even 6 weeks later and at a cost of postage far more then I've ever paid on eBay. And now it's arrived it turns out that there are several small chips, including one to the lovely bee finial, that were not described in the condition report.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Top Spot

Another reason not to stop buying Delphis is this 10 inch plate painted by Patricia Wells in 1966.  It's probably my best looking Delphis plate with this shape number.  It was on eBay earlier this month and now has a prime position in our living room.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Summer of Love

Throughout the Spring of this year I did a reasonable job at slimming down my collection of Poole Dephis plates, but come mid-summer it's all started to get out of hand again.  But then, how could any man resist this simple, but perfectly executed, little floral pin dish.  Fifty years old and fresh as a daisy. So it's now mine from eBay last week, painted by Angela Wyburgh in the late 1960's.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Missing Letters

A small plate 6 inch diameter, I think the shape number is 199 and the pattern DC.  There's a similar pattern with red triangles that has the code DD hilda-trim-jam-pot. So as ever with Poole pattern codes we're left wondering, where are DA and DB? or maybe that just me. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

And Here's One I Made Earlier

I reckon dating to the late 1920's this time,  a similar (but significantly different pattern to the last post) YO vase, with a more typical mat surface glaze.  (And for anyone who didn't notice, this and the last post were mildly autistic, boy, trainspotting heaven for Rob)
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