Being busy collecting doesn't leave very much time to update the Rob's Poole Pottery website, so all my new finds I'll post on this blog, and for the main site follow the links on the right.
Sunday, 2 September 2012
At first glance my latest eBay find looks pretty convincing as a piece of Art Deco pottery. But don't worry, I wasn't fooled! Although the BM design is by Truda Carter, the factory stamp dates the plate to after 1970 and it's signed by Carolyn Davies who worked at Poole from 1976 until 1987. It's painted on the same 10", shape No.4 used for the Delphis and Aegean ranges made during the same period. Which is a really satisfying shallow-bowl like shape, and unlike older pots, it has no crazing, rings like a bell and cost a fraction of the price.