Sunday, 28 February 2010

Delphis Bowl Shape Number 76 Rosina St Clayre

Delphis Bowl shape number 76 Rosina St Clayre (1971-73). I've been having a bit of a rearrangement of my display cabinets at home. The results of which I might post on here next week. They'd got so crammed with pots that you couldn't see what was in there. Anyway this was hiding at the bottom of one, and taking up a fair bit of room too as its nearly 9" in diameter. It's a great hand-thrown shape but needs to be seen in the round really to show that off and not shoved at the bottom of a cabinet or, the other option for so many of my pots, under the bed! So I'm going to list this one on eBay later today, and thought as I had the photos, it would be nice to give it a final airing on here before it goes.

It's now been sold on eBay to an Australian buyer for £38

Saturday, 27 February 2010

The Bull - Phoebe and Harold Stabler

Great item on the Antiques Roadshow BBC iPlayer - The Bull - Phoebe and Harold Stabler. Dates between 1922 and early 1930s. Valued at £1,800 to £2,500

Friday, 26 February 2010

Early Delphis Bowl

This is another Poole Delphis pot I got a few months back. This one is shape number 38, it's just 5 inches in diameter. It's not signed but would have been made in the second half of the 1960's.

Early Shape Delphis Planter

Early shape Delphis planter (no 87) painted by Jean Millership 1966-69. I got this one from eBay a few months back but still haven't got round to posting it on my website, so thought I would put it on here. I have quite a lot of Jean Millership pots- I like them a lot. Like this one they tend to but very freely painted and give plenty of room for magic to occur in the kiln. I think this has quite unusual colour and good texture to the glaze.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Traditional Poole Jug FK Pattern

This jug is shape number 305 painted in FK Pattern by Phyllis Allen Between 1928 and 24. It's another one from eBay.
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

Traditional Poole Geometric Pattern Pot

This is a funny little thing. Its painted in LD Pattern by Ruth Gough sometime between 1927 and 34. It's small enough to be an egg cup just under 2 inches tall, but its not the usual Poole egg cup shape. When I First saw it I thought it was identical in shape to the one posted on 6 February, but that one (shape no 118) is a quarter inch taller. The shape number on this one is a bit indistinct but I think its 228. Making sense of the shape numbers on Poole of this period isn't easy at all. and its possible there is not sense to them. Clearly I'm missing something!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Delphis Charger Shape Number 5 Jean Millership

This is the new star of my collection. It's the first shape number 5 Delphis charger that I've owned. Painted by Jean Millership some time between 1966 and 1969. It has great textures and range of colours. It's a whopping 14 inches in diameter, and really make all my other plates look a bit on the small side. I'm not going to be able to keep pictures of this one off my main website for long - a job for tomorrow maybe.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Haven House Inn Pin Dish

A 1970's Poole Pottery souvenir pin dish from The Haven House Inn, Mudeford Quay. Shape number 361 (18cm long) screen printed image with hand coloured detail. Another eBay buy to add to my collection of souvenir and commemorative plates.

Saturday, 13 February 2010


Atlantis dates from about 1969 and came from the Poole Craft Section headed up at that time by Guy Sydenham. The range has a similar look to Guy's solo work at the time.

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

Third Poole LT Pattern Vase

Yet another LT pattern vase which came from eBay this week. A while back I thought it might be a good idea to collect a number of vases of the same pattern and, as I really liked this jazzy little number, I settled for this one. It also didn't seem to be one of the most common patterns, so I thought it might be a bit of a challenge finding them. Then 3 come along in the space of a month.
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

Contemporary Feather Drift Dinner Plate

This plate isn't as rare as the one below but it goes towards making a full set of 1950's Poole "contemporary" dinner plates. This is NN Pattern or "Feather Drift", OS "Ariadne", and OV "Ripple" are here on my web site already. So just have to find an OK "Constellation" pattern 10 inch dinner plate.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Newark Finds Yesterday

These are my latest Poole Pottery finds from the Newark Antiques Fair yesterday. I'm really pleased with them.
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.
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