Sunday, 8 August 2010

Poole Contemporary Patterned Cucumber Shape Dish 145 TNC

I keep meaning not to collect any more Freeform or Contemporary Poole as the prices are still so high. But I've wanted one of these smoky coloured fat cigar shaped (cucumber) dishes for ages now - to match the other one I have (ROC pattern).  
I always think these look a bit incongruous: The kitsch cucumber shape designed I think by John Adams in the 1930's, and the pattern from the atomic 1950's.  The form insists on been a cucumber with its little tail-end but the pattern keeps trying to turn it into some sort of  racing Zeppelin with red electrons all excited on the surface.

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