Saturday, 19 April 2014

Six Pack

Happy Easter! These "Circus Tent" WL Pattern egg cups arrived from ebay just in time.  All painted by Hilda Trim in the late 1920's or early '30's.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Three Bears

 




These wild cubs were made by Royal Copenhagen. I'm not sure when.  There is a forth I've seen on eBay that might join them at some point, though three seems to be a better number.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

More Purbeck

Here's a nice companion for this slightly smaller Purbeck dish that I found a while ago. 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Fish


This 5" shape 49 pin dish came from eBay recently.  It has the 1962-64 Poole Studio mark and matches this bird pin dish that I found a few years ago.  Although the green glaze on the fish dish has a nicer, rougher,  underwater-like,  texture. I wonder if there are any other animals out there.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dodgy Dates

Carved shape number 83 Delphis vase with painters mark recorded as being used by Patricia Churchouse until 1965, though the vase dates from 1967 or so.  Found at the Newark fair last week.


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Out of the Potting Shed

This little plant pot and drip tray arrived from eBay, complete with a little limescale around the base from 90 or so years of use, but otherwise in pristine condition.  So maybe potting compost doesn't stain Poole plant pots like jam or marmalade seems to stain Poole preserve jars.  Shape number 561 (pot) and 562 (tray) about 4 inches tall, painted in AQ pattern by Gertie Warren in about 1927, this little plant pot seems like rare survivor.  I tend not to buy, or post many photos, of these "sprig" patterned pots, but this pattern has a nice Art Deco angularity and I've not seen many plant pot shapes before either. And I think the the local garden center would charge more than £10.76 for something quite horrible and mass produced.

Monday, 31 March 2014

B for Bedroom

I love the simplicity of this CV pattern candlestick.  It was thrown from a grey stoneware in 1921 or '22 and has a painters mark CT or GT and pattern number is B268.  I learned only recently that the letter prefix to these early pattern numbers are thought to refer to the ultimate destination of the pottery, A for Architectural, D for decorative, T for tableware and B for bedroom.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

JC luminous Grey and Beige

I found this plate a while ago, but for some reason never posted a photo.  It was painter by Eileen Prangnell in the early 1930's. It's a pattern that is given an almost iridescent lift by the grey and beige colouring. The geometric boarder also found its way onto my favourite JC pattern egg cups

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Line and Lines

Here's a second plate, this time won fairly recently on eBay. Shape number 418, GW pattern, painted by Ruth Gough in the late 20's or early 30's.
Poole Pottery from this period nearly always has fine crazing. I'm not sure how long after firing it would take for this to develop but this crazing, while possibly adding to their charm, does make these pots pretty impractical for use as tableware. The crack like lines in the center of this plate, I think, are also craze lines, that have formed over an area of the white slip decoration that is thicker than elsewhere.  They are deep and wide enough to feel on the surface, but there's no sign of them on the reverse that you might expect to see with spider cracks.
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