Saturday, 27 March 2010
I seem to be getting quite a collection of these. This ones a tidily 7cm tall. and Painted I think by Margaret Holder though the signature is a little hard to read. It's from the late 1920s/early '30s
Friday, 26 March 2010
These little Poole Pottery geometric patterned pots are particularly collectable. The small ones are the best. This one is just 8.5cm tall and as such doesn't look to have too large areas of blank white. There's more of these on my website here.
Sunday, 21 March 2010
I got this one at Newark Antiques Fair last autumn. It's quite early I think. The "delft" glaze on traditional Poole was developed throughout the 1920's and there were several stages in its evolution. This glaze looks like one of those stages. The pattern with it's slightly blobby spots looks early too, as does the overall shape which is a bit more rustic than the usual Poole candlesticks. It has a factory mark that was used from 1922 and was painted by Ethel Barrett who worked at the pottery from 1922 to 1927.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
This one came from eBay last week. A really nice seller and a good vase. It was painted by Doris Marshall who worked at Poole between 1926 and '36. Its a pattern with good art deco shapes and curves that really does grow on you .
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Besides the multicoloured patterns on Traditional Poole, less common colour combinations were also used. The beige and blue plate posted last month was one example, but this yellow and black palate is my favourite (for today!).
The concentric, overlapping and dissected circle motif used in this and other Truda Carter Patterns always reminds me of the paintings by Sonya and Robert Delaunay of the same period. I've also heard them described as abstract bumble bees, which in their yellow and black form is very apt. The vase was painted by Clarice Heath between 1934 and 37.
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
The Contemporary ROL pattern cucumber shape dish above sold on my website this week to a a collector of Poole Freeform. It was quickly followed by the two trays below which I hadn't even got on the site! The long one is Slits pattern (UIT Simple) Painted by I think Heather Bailey (1957-59) and the egg shape one is Scroll pattern (HZU Elaborate) Painted by Gladys Hallett (1954-58).
Friday, 5 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
It's made from red clay, so dates, sometime before 1934, but I'm still mulling over the painters mark. The carrying handle is metal covered in coloured basketwork.
TJ is one of my favourite patterns. To cover a small flat surface in the round the pattern has been adapted from the version more commonly painted on vases. A vase in the same pattern is on my website here