This is a Poole Studio bowl made sometime between 1964 and 1966, it has a shape that reminds me of some of the more impressive Studio vases but a price tag that is much more affordable. I've posted this one on eBay also this week.
Sunday, 27 November 2011
This old John Adams shape was brought bang up to date in the 1950's with a series of Ruth Pavely designed patterns, two examples ROC (top) and TNC are here. Going generally against the general trend of recent years, I've been gradually selling off my Poole Pots from this period as I've started to focus more on Art Deco pots, but I resisted selling these for a long time because I loved their smoky colours. But the time has come for the top one at least which is now up for sale on eBay.
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
This vase came fresh from Cottees auctioneers most recent Poole Pottery sale, and it's the last of the three vases that got me all excited last week. I love the subtle colours and the stylised flowers that look as much like cogwheels in a clocks workings. I also really like the spill vase shape, that has the added advantage of making very economical use of shelf space. GF/546 painted by Nellie Bishton, a vase that's both poetic and practical all in one post.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
I've had this pot for a year or so but not posted it until now as I was waiting to match it up with a lid first. I still haven't managed that, so now have decided to return it to eBay and give it a final showing before it goes. Shape number 260 it's just 3 inches tall (7.5 cm) and the pattern AS was painted by Gwen Dry who painted pots at Poole between 1928 and 1935.
Saturday, 19 November 2011
I was reluctant to knock the last pot off the top of my blog so quickly, but I couldn't wait to post a photo of this pot either. The second result of my recent spending spree, this time one from eBay. It stands six inches tall, and the shape (no 976) is similar in shape to this wider and more common 974/CR vase, but then it flares out at the top. It has an hexagonal trial mark and was painted by Vera Bridle who worked at Poole between 1923 and '33.
Friday, 18 November 2011
The weekend started early for me with a call from the postie at 7am, and as soon as the light improved I was snapping shots of this new arrival. I found a photo of this one on-line shared by the owner along with many more impressive pots, and he agreed to sell it to me. The pattern (BY) is one of my absolute favourites and the shape (354) is the perfect fit for my collection and it'll sit proudly alongside my other small round vases. the vase is 8.5 cm tall and was pointed by Rene Hayes between 1926 and '34.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
The first of my more expensive than usual Poole pots arrived today fresh from eBay, and what a stunner it is, but at this time of year a photo will have to wait until the weekend, when I can be at home in daylight.
In the mean time here's a photo of a very inexpensive pot. Another egg baker to add to my collection of Robert Jefferson designed Oven-to-Tableware in the jolly yellow coloured Herb Garden range from 1963, this one with a silkscreen printed decoration titled Caraway. More in the range can be seen here and the very eggy patterned "Lucullus" egg baker here.
Sunday, 13 November 2011
This has been an expensive week for me, the Poole Pottery results of which are all in various stages of transit and will be posted on here when they arrive. But in the world of Poole ruthless decisions have to be made and this Alfred Read designed Freeform vase faces the chop eBay. It doesn't seem five minutes that I was proudly showing if off on an earlier blog post.
Friday, 11 November 2011
This vase is a revival of earlier heavily glazed green and blue pots designed by John Adams, an example of which can be seen here. It carries the 1952-55 "hand made, hand decorated" Poole factory mark and a stamped shape number 676. Standing 5 inches tall it's made from a high fired red earthenware body similar to that used for the 1920's pieces. The mottled green glaze covers the inside of the vase also and contrast nicely with the red rim. Any more information would be very welcome.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
This vase has been in my collection for about 6 months now. It was painted by Andree Fontana who worked at Poole from 1973 to 1979. I love the shape of these vases, but they do take up a lot of space for their size, so I've decided this one needs to go to make room for others.
Friday, 4 November 2011
Here's another eBay disappointment that arrived last month and I've now hidden it away somewhere to forget, but still it would be a shame not to post a photo of what looks like a great Delphis sweet dish.
Until recently I'm sure this was a perfect plate, but having passed through the post it had 2 or 3 brand new hairline cracks when it arrived with me, basically from been packed too tightly in too small a box. With so much Poole Pottery changing hands on eBay I often wonder how much more rare perfect examples will become as the get broken a few at a time in the post.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
This one I'm not so sure about. I got it from eBay earlier this year. At the time it was clear that the lid and base didn't have matching decoration but once it arrived I began to doubt that the lid is even made by Poole. It's made out of a very similar yellowish grey stoneware but it's more heavily thrown even than the bowl and it looks even more rustic in appearance with the inside feeling more like its been carved and modelled rather than turned as the base of the bowl is. The bowl was made between 1921 and 22, and the lid, if it is Poole, belongs to an even earlier and I guess long broken pot.