Like the weather my buying has run into a bit of a dry spell during March. Maybe I've finally managed to use more discernment and just buy pots that really get me excited, but luckily there are still plenty out there that can do that. Anyway, I have a few photos that have been hanging around at the bottom of the barrel for a while now waiting to be posted. This tea plate is painted in the "Falling Leaves" pattern designed by Ruth Paveley in the 1950's. The Plate shape was designed by Alfred Read at about the same time. And while it's not made it to the top of my collection, it's nicer than most tea plates and still seems far too nice to scratch with cutlery.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
I had a bit of a run of finding these little three and a half inch tall vases earlier this year and this is one of the nicest I think. The EE pattern is painted by either by Grace Burge or Marian Jones, depending on which side of 1930 it was made. And although I'm probably too familiar with this EE pattern, shrinking it to fit such a small vase does give it a bit more oomph.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Or Poolehagen maybe. This 5 inch pin dish, decorated using a wax resist technique, certainly has a very Scandinavian look. Robert Jefferson had spent time in Scandinavia before his appointment as head of design at Poole, and his experiences there are thought to have influenced his later designs and the development of the Poole Studio wares. It has no artist mark but bares the Poole Studio mark for 1962-64.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
These beauties belong to a Scottish collector of Poole I've been in contact with online. I posted a photo of the of the yellow spotted horse at the end of last year when it was listed on eBay, and I knew that poaching a photo was the nearest I was going to get to owning it. Well my cheek has since been rewarded by the rightful owner who emailed me photos of the whole herd. Designed by John Adams in 1934.
Friday, 16 March 2012
This Jam pot is painted by Mary Lowman in the OEB pattern designed by Robert Jefferson to decorate the Bokhara Jars that Poole was making in the 1960s. The preserve jar shape, certainly the lid, seems to be more in the style of the "Contour" tableware that Jefferson designed about the same time. There seems to have been quite a bit of rather free and easy mixing of patterns and shapes at Poole.
Monday, 12 March 2012
Anyway, shape number 133, FN pattern painted by Myrtle Bond sometime between 1934 and 37.
Friday, 9 March 2012
My latest Delphis dish, has the mark for Carolyn Bartlett who workers at Poole from 1962 to 65 but the factory stamp dates from 1966, so either its a very late piece for her or someone else took over using the same mark. Anyway I like this shape (no 82, 17" long) and liked this particular dish because I have a little 5" pin dish in the same glazes and painters mark.
Monday, 5 March 2012
I have an old blogging friend in Sheffield who I know will be horrified by my blatant commercialism (and she may use more frank terms than that if she sees this). Anyway, in a desperate bid to raise money for a new pot I'm hoping to buy, the pots below are all up for sale on eBay this week.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
This vase is only 10cm tall, I've not seen the LT on anything much taller, but the shape is lovely. It reminds me of the conical glass measuring beakers that chemists used. It was painted by Marian Jones and for this shape it's a little older than I thought dating from 1930 to 34.