Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Size matters

Titter ye not, this shape number 85 vase is 18 inches tall, and I'm sure would have taken special skills in throwing.  It's the biggest Delphis vase Poole made and very collectable for that. It's also the first 85 shape in my collection, because I've always previously been out bid on them. It dates from the early 1970's and I think painted by Carole Holden, though she's listed as working on the Aegean range at this time. 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Very Norse

I collected this vase at the same time as the dish in the previous post. It has the original Aarhus Biuis retail sticker and a whole range of other Royal Copenhagen marks on the base.  Both pots are now in my bathroom as I recon the high fired pottery will be impervious to the changes in temperature and humidity in there, and if I happened to knock one from its perch, whatever it landed, bath, sink, tiles - would come off far worse.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Royal Copenhagan Faience Dish

I found this dish (and a vase I'll post next) at the last Weatherby Racecourse fair.  I've got a couple of smaller dishes like this.  One in a white and blue pattern and  one in these same yellow and black colours, but decorated with a stylised bird.  They date from about 1960 and if I didn't collect Poole already I might just collect these myself.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Part III - a Bluey Hue

This shape vase (585), only 3 inches tall, is one of my favorites and it shows-off the these geometric patterns (this one SP) really well.  

Monday, 6 May 2013

Boys in Blue Part II

A lot of Poole pots were coloured blue.  This vase was made in the late 1940's.  It's thrown in the white earthenware used by this time, but it's been covered with a dark red slip, over-which the blue glaze has been applied.   It has the look of the high fired red earthenware, Chinese blue vases that John Adams had developed during the 1920's. 

Friday, 3 May 2013

Boys in Blue

There was an inevitable attraction between me and this particular nursery ware mug.  Not because I've got  a thing about uniforms, or camp looking men - but because I have one of the original factory pattern sheets of this design painted by Truda Carter.  The pattern is from a series of "London Characters" designed in 1934, but this mug dates from about 1950 and was painted by Kathleen Riggs.  The pattern sheet can bee seen here

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