Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Big old bowl

This bowl is quite a bit bigger than most of the geometric pattern pots that I've collected over the years and, at 22 cm across, bigger than i'd like really.  Relatively plain but large pots are quite hard to display and this one might at some point end up like so many others under a bed.  And that would be a shame as its quite unusual I think.  The pattern is FY and was painted by Ethel Barrett who worked at Poole from 1922 until 1927, so its quite early and is made from a grey (almost pink) stoneware that was used before the standard red body was introduced. Anyway, i found the bowl on eBay last December,so its high time i posted it here.

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