Friday, 21 September 2012
I think this is the first one of these little geometric patterned Art Deco vases that I found. It came from the Keddlestone Hall Antiques Fair in 2007, the first time I went there. Shape number 684, LD pattern, painted by Phyllis Way at some time between 1928 and 1934.
Friday, 14 September 2012
This hors d'oeuvres tray is a little later in date than the last, but shows the same pattern, complete and in full colour. The decorative veg, now labelled KUB (KUA, has a fishy theme) were painted by Gwen Haskins, and the dish has a factor mark used from 1959 to 1967.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Here's a pot from under the spare bed, which I found first a few years ago at the Doncaster Race Course antiques fair. It was painted by Ruth Paveley in the late 1930's, which was the main reason I bought it as, at the time, it I didn't have anything else that she'd painted. Shape number 501, in KU pattern designed by Truda Carter, it would have originally stood with five other companions on a wooden tray.
Monday, 10 September 2012
This model "The Bull" was designed by Pheobe Stabler in about 1914 and must have been made at Carter Stabler and Adams soon after the company was formed in 1921.
Its currently on eBay and in true eBay spirit the seller started the listing at £0.99, but by the time I found it on there, eight hours later, it already had a bid of £900, with six days yet to go! So unfortunately I'll be leaving this one and make do with the image I've pinched (hope the seller doesn't mind).See here for the full listing
Friday, 7 September 2012
Here's a Poole Pottery look-alike from eBay. The base is stamped Lancastrian Pottery England, and the vase was made by Plilkingtons Royal Lancastrian Pottery. But the shape and dimensions are remarkably similar to the Delphis shape 41 vase below, a shape first introduced to Poole by John Adams in the 1930's. I don't know if this is the result of an early cross-pollination between the two potteries but in 1964 the two tile factories did in fact merge, with Poole Pottery too being absorbed into same conglomerate in 1971.
Posted by Rob Barnsley at 14:45