Saturday, 27 October 2012


This was probably the first Poole vase in my collection, though I'm not sure it's ever lived anywhere other than in it's box under the spare bed.  In the early days of collecting I had different ideas about budgets and how much was reasonable to spend, so this fitted the budget pretty well at the time, though it's all gone a bit pear-shaped since. 
Anyway the vase is from a range called Calypso and dates from 1984. They came in various pastel colours as well as lustre-like glazes and, I can see from Hayward and Atterbury book, quite a lot more shapes that I thought.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Bokhara JC Pattern Storage Jars

These JC pattern Bokhara storage jars were made in 4 sizes.  I've had the little one for quite a few years and its taken until now to find a second., I think these two are the smallest and second to largest, though neither of the seem to match the dimensions given in factory catalogue.

Sunday, 14 October 2012


This pattern (M) I have never seen before, and  I bet it wasn't made in big numbers, as those little black circles would have been a devil to draw. Can't wait until next weekend when there'll be time for breakfast.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Jumping the Queue

These wonderful egg cups landed on my doorstep only yesterday, after been sold by a fellow collector, who  had found them a few years earlier on, listings in the US.  I was a stranger to this yellow and brown chevron pattern six months ago, but now, although I know its rare, I seem to be collecting more and more of it.  These two are marked DL, the others pots I have are marked YM, theres no logic to it but you can have a look at the others here and here.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Slowing down on the blogging does mean I'm accumulating a useful backlog of pots to post on here in the coming weeks.  This sweet little jug has a pattern that (believe it or not) I've not collected before - EU. It was painted by Vera Bridle who started working at the pottery in 1923, and the grey coloured slip covering the jug dates it pretty much to that year.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Tardy blogging

This Poole Studio bowl came from eBay, along with the pebble vase in the last post.  Nice they're still together after 50 years, even though the bowl has developed a small chip on its rim.  But maybe small resentments can creep into the best of relationships after that length of time. They were made for each other though, and it's hard that they've been separated, on my blog now at least,  for the past week.
Anyway, I've been in a new job for the last two weeks, and that seems to have crowded out my blogging time, but once I settle in I'm sure normal service will resume.

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