Saturday, 25 December 2010

Look What Santa Left For Me

This Poole Delphis spear shaped dish was painted by Angela Wyburgh sometime in the late 1960's.  It came from the Lincoln Antiques fair this year, in the summer. A friend of mine bought it and squirrelled it away for Christmas.  Somehow I've managed to leave it under the tree for the past week without opening the box, but couldn't wait more than a few hours to post a photo of it on here.  It has great colour and texture, and it's in perfect condition with the early stubby feet on the back.  I cant remember seeing a better example. Santa must think that I've been very well behaved this year.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Unusual Blue Aegean Dish

This one looks much better in real life.  It arrived from eBay still boxed and looks like its never been taken out in 40 years.  Leaf shapes are quite common on Aegean plates but I've not seen many in this blue colour.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Delphis 10 Inch Plate painted by Pamela Bevans in 1970

Unfortunately this one came with a hairline crack from eBay.  It's a nice design though and looks good at the top of the stairs, where at least it wouldn't be the end of the world if it ended up getting knocked off it's perch. Pamela Bevans thoughtfully used 3 different marks over the 3 years (1970 to '72) that she worked at Poole.  so I guess that the first of these three, a simple pb would fall neatly into 1970. 

Friday, 17 December 2010

Poole Aegean Sweet Tray Carolyn Wills

I don't collect many Aegean pots as lots are just too dull and brown, but this one looked nice and vibrant and came in its original box too. It was Painted by Carolyn Wills between 1972 and 79.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Poole Pottery Delphis carved Vase - Anne Godfrey

This vase is shape number 84, is a good 9 inches tall, and about half the height and a fraction of the cost of the very collectable shape number 85's.  This was painted by Anne Godfrey and caries her earliest bark.  I think it dates to about 1967.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Cracking Jean Millership Pin Dish

As soon as I saw this on eBay I was determined to win it.  Jean Millership did some really striking no. 49 pin dishes.  There's only 5 inches to play with, so they work really well with simple bold patterns like this. 

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Poole Delphis 8 inch plate - Christine Tate

Christine Tate was supervisor of the Delphis section at Poole when she painted this plate between 1966 and 1970.  I found this on eBay a month or so ago.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Lidded Powder Bowl 688 QO

This pot in the same QO pattern as below.  At 6 inches across, it doesn't follow my plan of collecting only small pots in these geometric patterns, but it is pretty fully covered in pattern and the shape is very nice.   It came in the post just before the snow came down this winter.  There are another half dozen eBay pots wending they're way to me at the moment, but it's not too clear when they'll arrive.  Hopefully by Spring.
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