This vase came from eBay at the start of the month. It was painted either by Grace Burge in the late 1920s or Marian Jones in the early 1930's they both used an X mark. The 341 shape is a rounder version of the 361 shape and the same pattern is used with different colouring more commonly for the FK pattern. I don't know if all that has any significance.
Friday, 28 October 2011
The back of the plate reads "Replica of the Commemorative Plaque presented to Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh by Dorset Police on 23rd March, 1979"
The one on display (I should hope) in Buckingham Palace was hand painted by Pat Summers, the one above is transfer printed and was made in limited numbers to be shared amongst Dorset's Finest.
I really like the ?disproportionate focus on sheep rustling and the celebration of the very high-tech looking desk. I don't think the back office functions of Dorset Police would feature quite so prominently if the plate was made today.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
At the start of the summer my old camera died, and it's taken until now to finally get the best out of the new one. I took theses photos as part of an update for my website. I thought the Delphis pages were looking a bit tired, and I was also starting to think that I was getting tired of Delphis. But these photos have made me change my mind and realise what first drew me to collecting theses beautiful pots. I couldn't wait to share them here.
From the top down they're painted by: Jean Millership, Pamela Bevans and Patricia Wells. All painted within a couple of years of each other, between1967 and 1970. Each a little galaxy of colour, 30 odd years before the humble space telescope and my camera finally got focused.
Friday, 21 October 2011
See what I mean here
Monday, 17 October 2011
As much as i love the no 49 Delphis pin dishes I cant buy new ones without making a bit of space so there are 3 here that are going on eBay. The top one is painted by Carol Cutler, in the middle Lynn Gregory and lastly Patricia Wells.
Friday, 14 October 2011
I thought I had enough of these little 5" round pin dishes, but then I saw this one languishing on eBay in Alberta, Canada and had to help it back to my collection. It was painted by Patricia Wells and has a blue dolphin mark that dates it to about 1966 or '67.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
This little vase is shape number 684, and the pattern is QO painted by Phyllis Allen between 1928 and 1934. I'm trying to be more selective in the pots I'm buying, but with these little geometric patterned pots I think I'll still collect all that I can. It's always a treat to find them at fairs and in such lovely condition too.
Saturday, 8 October 2011
My latests trophy collected yesterday, one of two lovely Deco vases I found at the Newark Antiques Fair. I've been after a vase of this shape (no 461, 5" tall) with it's twin handles for a long time and its a definite bonus to find one in this QD pattern, with both of those fragile little lugs intact. Painted by Clarice Health it dates from between 1929 and 1934.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
This 5 inch Delphis pin dish, painted by Margaret Anderson at the end of the 1960's, was the only pot I came away with from the Swinderby fair this week. Maybe all the best stuff was sold on the first day. Anyway, wish cash still in my pocket maybe I'll have better luck at the Newark fair on Friday.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Quite often I'll bid for pots on eBay and wont be too bothered if I win them or not, but I'd have been kicking myself, if I'd been outbid on this one . It was made in 1921 and so is quite a few years earlier in date than most of the vases on this blog. It's made from a grey semi-stoneware, has an unglazed base and carries the first Carter Stabler Adams factory mark. There's an unusual shape number D353 and a painters mark I don't recognise (any ideas would be much appreciated).