Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tiny Shape 882 QO Pattern Vase

The snow kept me and my mate away from the Lincolnshire Show Ground Antiques Fair today.  But here's another little geometric pattern vase to add to my collection which came to me from eBay earlier this month.  It was painted by Iris Skinner in the late 1920's or early 30's.
The trick with these pots, I think, is to find really small ones, which maximises the amount of pattern, and means you can house a large number in a small area.  The QO pattern is quite common I think but still very attractive and just about looks it's best in this shape pot.  There is a yellow and black variant that I still need to find.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Early Delphis Bowl Margaret Anderson

This little bowl has no shape number, it's just 5inches in diameter and was painted by Margaret Anderson in about 1966.  It has the (blue) Poole dolphin mark which was introduced in that year.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Oven-to-tableware Egg Baker

Mmmm baked egg, and what stylish kitchen could be without one of these Robert Jefferson designed egg bakers.  I'm not sure how useful they might be and maybe that's how this one survived with its box and Poole cookery book full of recipes you could make using your oven-to-tableware.  This was hiding on eBay last week.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Back to the Really Exciting Stuff 205 UE

This five and a half inch spill vase is about as exciting as they come.  When I saw it on ebay i thought i'd died and gone to Art Deco heaven.  I love this kaleidoscopic pattern, that looks like its been lifted straight form a Robert or Sonia Delaunay painting.  You probably can measure how sexy a Truda Carter pattern is by the amount of black (and maybe grey) glaze used - and this vase has loads.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Shapely Twintone Contour Cruet

Back down to with with this one, which is a little more everyday than the last few posts.  The shape was designed by Robert Jefferson, as the cruet for the Contour range of tableware that that he introduced in 1959 as a replacement for Streamline.  The Twintone colours are C104 Sky Blue and Dove Grey, which were used from 1958 right up until 1981.  I found them on eBay last month and nice though the set is, it was quickly photographed for the website and then hidden away in a box under then bed.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Shirley Campbell Delphis Plate No.3

There are some spectacular Poole pots on eBay at the moment.  This one came from there last week.  It has a blue dolphin stamp which dates it to 1966 or 67 I think.  It's painted by Shirley Campbell, or possibly Geraldine O'Meara, as they used the same ||| mark.  And it couldn't have come out of the kiln any better.  The photo doesnt do it justice, the colour, texture, everything about it, is perfect, and it's the best plate in my collection, so far.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Art Deco Elephant Bookend

This chunky bookend was designed by Harold Brownsword during the 1920's  

Friday, 12 November 2010

Poole Pottery Art Deco Vase 921 CG

I've wanted one in this pattern for ages now.  Apart from the angular jazzy designs, what I really love about Art Deco are the wider cultural influences that feed it.  The enthusiasm at the time for the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt can be seen clearly in this vase, as with many Art Deco designs by Truda Carter.
The vase is just 8 cm tall and is painted by Winifred Collett who worked at Poole from 1922 until 1936.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Green Delphis Plates, No. 4

These two came together from eBay a while ago now.  They were one of those nice surprises that look even better in the flesh when they arrive.  Both are in shiny factory fresh condition.  Dave from the early 1970, the left one painted by Anita Lawrence, the right by Cynthia Bennett.  The only trouble is I really don't have enough room and both were heading for the boxes under the bed so have decided to list the Anita Lawrence this week and Cynthia Bennett is likely to follow soon.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Geometric Pattern Vase SP 584

I found this one on eBay a few weeks ago now, but not its taken a while to get it posted on here.  It's a lovely shape and size, just  just 8 cm tall, shape number 584, SP pattern painted by Hilda Trimm between 1926 and 1934.  It's also helped prompt me to update the Art Deco Galleries on the main site. The link to there is on the right.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Poole Delphis Sweet Dish No 81 - Sarah Worrell

I listed this on on eBay tonight.  It's typical of Sarah Worrell designs from the year that she worked at Poole Pottery  - 1970.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Portuguese Stripe Vase

Ruth Pavely painted this one between 1922 and 24, so not long after she started at Poole.  The vase is made form a dark red earthenware, with a grey coloured slip, which was used between these dates.  The clay feels like its been fired at a slightly higher temperature than the pots made after 1924.  Anyway the Portuguese stripe patterns (this one if JU) were originally done by James Radley Young, usually in blue and white, and adapted at this time by Truda Adams.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Little Bird

This little wren-like bird (FB pattern) is painted on the side of a 9.5 cm tall,  red bodied, spill vase shape number 586.  These (simple) sprig decorations are usually all floral so the bird perched on a few flowers makes a nice change.  It's signed, I think by Margaret Holder, with the mark she used until 1927, and arrived from eBay this week.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Twintone C100

Twintone Streamline egg cups Peach Bloom and Mist Blue (C100) colour combo, in production from 1953 to 1954.
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