Friday, 25 October 2013
Poole Pottery produced commemorative plates for quite a few companies that, for some reason, went bust shortly afterwards. There's probably more to it than that though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Telephones_and_Cables
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013
This came from a fellow collector, via eBay a few weeks ago. It dates from the 1930's and is from a range of Chinese Blue glazed wares designed by John Adams. The glaze on these pots must have have always been ground down flat after firing. As it seems, with this pot, most of the glaze flowed to the base, at which point its several millimeters thick.
Sunday, 13 October 2013
I can't do better then to repeat the previous owners description of this- An original poster from the halcyon days of Christies Decorative arts sales in South Kensington. My mum and I used to buy/sell there and we acquired the poster from someone we knew. As far as I remember they were not available for sale. The large poster is 30x 20 inches and details the sale on the 10th Sept 1990 , when Poole Pottery made great amounts at auction and the sale felt like a real day out for collectors. It would make a great addition to a collection but would need to be mounted behind glass, as sadly it has seen better days. There are fine crease marks all over, some stains, and small rips to some edges, but still a rare piece.
Posted by Rob Barnsley at 15:51
Saturday, 12 October 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Although I'd like to think that the great man himself would have appreciated this plate. It has made me realise that there really isn't enough room in my house for his namesake pottery or any other pot not made by Poole. The plate is 8 inches in diameter (shape no.3) as a TV shaped Poole Studio mark that dates it to between 1962 and 1964.