It's now been sold on eBay to an Australian buyer for £38
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
I've been trying to sort out more space to put all these new pots, and I'm starting to think I need to bring a bit more focus to my collecting. On one level its nice to have a bit of everything, and its good to have different examples to put up on the web site: But with so much pottery on eBay and prices seeming pretty reasonable at the moment i probably shouldn't go around trying to by everything I see. Anyway I don't have any pots in this pattern so there's one reason to have bought it.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
souvenir and commemorative plates.
Saturday, 13 February 2010
This bowl is made from high fired red earthenware, but other Atlantis pieces have a grey stoneware body. It was thrown and carved by Catherine Connett sometime between 1973 and 1976, and is stamped with her 2 interlocking back-to-back Cs (like the Channel logo). The throwers were encouraged to mark their work at Poole for the first time by Guy Sydenham, in recognition of their individual artistic contribution.
Atlantis ware isn't all that common: I think when it was made it was quite expensive and production relatively time consuming and small scale. This is the first bit of Atlantis that I've found for my collection. Usually it's too expensive for me, but this one isn't perhaps the most exciting shape and as such it was a bit of an eBay bargain.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Well they make a nice little collection now and show off the different shapes well. Like the other vases this one is just 3 1/2 inches high, its shape no 116 and painted by Gwen Dry, sometime between 1928 and 34. The fourth example I have of this pattern is a bowl of the same hight also, which can be seen here on my web site. I suspect that this pattern was only pained on small items as it perhaps would not easily fit on anything too large. But in lots of ways small makes them all the more collectable, as they'll be easy to house and it is good news for my pocket too.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
here on my web site already. So just have to find an OK "Constellation" pattern 10 inch dinner plate.
Saturday, 6 February 2010
The jazzy pink flower vase is LT pattern, of which I seem to be collecting quite a few, but it is one of my favourite patterns. It's shape number 585 , was thrown in white clay with pink base, is only 3 1/2 inches tall and was painted by Phyllis Ryall. It's not so very different from the vase posted below, which i also found at Newark, but this one has a smaller and quite distinctive neck.
The little geometric pot is QO pattern, shape number 118, made from red clay and painted by either Marian Jones or Grace Burge. I think its complete (ie didn't come with a lid) but is just too big to be an egg cup, so i'm not quite sure what you'd use it for other than admiring.
And the star of the day is the plate. It has no shape number, is 8 1/2 inches in diameter and has 8 little indents round the edge that match up with the lightening strikes. I think it might come form the Studland tea service designed by John Adams. It's painted in MW pattern by Margaret Holder and dates from about 1927. These more muted/monochrome patterns are relatively rare and this is my first example. The same plate is illustrated on page 66 of "Collecting Poole Pottery" Robert Prescott-Walker.