Friday, 28 May 2010

Twintone Cruet Set C95

One great thing about Poole Twintone is that most of it is still cheep enough to use every day.  I'm not sure I use containers of condiments myself, but the options there. The cruet set is shape number 335 and the colour pairing  Indian Red and Magnolia (C95) which is my favourite, so I try to get anything in this colour even if I'm not going to use it.  C95 was in production from 1950 until 1956.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Poole Delphis Plate Shape no.4 Painted by Jean Millership

This reversed palmate pattern appears on a lot of Delphis plates.  It strikes me as been very reminiscent of Matisse paper cut-outs, where I'm sure on occasions he would use both the cut out shape and the "negative" sheet.  Although cut-outs appear to be so popular with school teachers I might have got a bit confused.  This plate was made in second half of the 1960's.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Poole Delphis Bowl

Back to Poole Pottery.  This was an eBay find earlier this month.  It was painted by Pamela Bevens in about 1970.  These Bowl came in at least 2 sizes.  Number 38 is the smaller one and is 12cm in diameter. This Bowl is 17cm in diameter, but has no shape number printed.  I'd be grateful to hear from anyone who know what the shape number.

I've Answered my own question.  This is shape number 39 and there is one larger 11" diameter bowl number 40.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Black Forest Bear at Swinderby Fair

I went to the new Swinderby Antique and Collector's Fair yesterday and didn't find any Poole Pottery! Has it all been collected?  I did, however, find this playful little Black Forest Bear.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Crazy Art Deco Vase ZH 199

I just wonder what was going through the mind of Truda Carter when she designed this one - she must have been something good.  So I was well pleased to win this at the start of the month.  I've seen a few examples of this pattern but it's not so common.  It was painted by Hilda Hampton and has a pink base so dates to between 1934 and 1937.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Poole Custom House Screen Printed Dish

Here's another kind of thing that would make a nice little collection, and they're dead cheep too.  They were screen printed (a technique introduced by Robert Jefferson when he joined Poole Pottery at the end of the 1950's), and there's different of plates of various attractions, ranging from old Dorset pubs to modern cathedrals, I guess commissioned by the attractions themselves. So as far as I can tell there's little or no order of logic to them, but they might make more sense as I get more.  

Friday, 14 May 2010

Another Geometric Pattern Jam Pot

There's no end to these!  If I had any sense I'd collect just one kind of Poole pottery, and these small geometric patterned pots would keep me more than busy on their own.  This one is shape 682, UU Pattern and has an the first Carter, Stabler and Adams stamp dating back to 1921.  I think the pot itself dates from the first half of the 1920's. The painters mark looks like that for Gladys Brown, but since she didn't start working at Poole until 1933 I think it must be painted by someone whose not documented in the reference books.    The finial is nice on this - not the usual tear-drop shape.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Delphis Pin Dish

This one is from eBay last week.  Unfortunately it's not signed, but from the shape and glazes used I think it dates from the late 1960's. It's very similar to another Poole Delphis pin dish I have that's signed by Carolyn Bartlett.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Art Deco Vase XP 438

This is one of my favourite Poole Patterns.  It's often referred to as Sweet Pea due to the blue seed pods or flowers, but what I like are the other abstract details - the little red devil's tail, the sun-burst flower and chevron arch.  Unfortunately I think lots of other people also like this pattern so so it doesn't seem to be listed on eBay all that often, and it usually gets highish prices.  This one is only 8.5 cm tall and its painted by Winifred Collett, probably in 1935.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Top Prices Paid for Poole on eBay

I've been making the most of a cold and dull Sunday morning and added a new page to my website.  Its a sort of "drool page" of pots I can't afford. Anyway have a look for yourself - Top Prices Paid on eBay

And after a mornings hard work  - I'm off to the allotment

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Geometric Patterns

I was inspired by my latest find below to update the website with the other geometric patterned vases I've found this year - and don't they look good together.
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