Pots with dates on always have a special appeal for me. These pint-sized mugs are from 1973 and 1977, which leaves many more years to collect and it would be nice to have a few more to share with more than one thirsty visitor.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
I returned empty handed from the Lincoln antiques fair today. There were a few Poole Pottery items at this giant fair, but only one pot that dated from before the last 1960's and that was cracked. Which makes me realise again just how hard collecting would be without eBay.
The 4 inch tall beaker or spill vase above, was sold online earlier this year. Painted by Ethel Barrett during the early 1920's in LC pattern, one of several Truda Adams adaptations of the "Portuguese Stripe" patterns designed by James Radley Young in Poole's earlier years.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Titter ye not, this shape number 85 vase is 18 inches tall, and I'm sure would have taken special skills in throwing. It's biggest Delphis vase Poole made and very collectable for that. It's also the first 85 shape in my collection, because I've always previously been out bid. It dates from the early 1970's and I think painted by Carole Holden, though she's listed as working on the Aegean range at this time.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
I collected this vase at the same time as the dish in the previous post. It has the original Aarhus Biuis retail sticker and a whole range of other Royal Copenhagen marks on the base. Both pots are now in my bathroom as I recon the high fired pottery will be impervious to the changes in temperature and humidity in there, and if I happened to knock one from its perch, whatever it landed, bath, sink, tiles - would come off far worse.
Posted by Rob Barnsley at 14:47
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
I found this dish (and a vase I'll post next) at the last Weatherby Racecourse fair. I've got a couple of smaller dishes like this. One in a white and blue pattern and one in these same yellow and black colours, but decorated with a stylised bird. They date from about 1960 and if I didn't collect Poole already I might just collect these myself.
Posted by Rob Barnsley at 13:35
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
A lot of Poole pots were coloured blue. This vase was made in the late 1940's. It's thrown in the white earthenware used by this time, but it's been covered with a dark red slip, over-which the blue glaze has been applied. It has the look of the high fired red earthenware, Chinese blue vases that John Adams had developed during the 1920's.
Friday, 3 May 2013
There was an inevitable attraction between me and this particular nursery ware mug. Not because I've got a thing about uniforms, or camp looking men - but because I have one of the original factory pattern sheets of this design painted by Truda Carter. The pattern is from a series of "London Characters" designed in 1934, but this mug dates from about 1950 and was painted by Kathleen Riggs. The pattern sheet can bee seen here http://www.robspoolepottery.co.uk/site_map.htm