Monday, 24 June 2013

Early Bird

This twin handled vase has real charm.  It's an early one, covered in the grey slip used between 1922 and '24, and it seems to carry the orbital marks from the potters fingers/knuckles very proudly. The pattern (coded PN on the underside) was painted by Gertie warren who also began her career at Poole in 1922. It suits this shape of vase really well and has great luminosity against the dull grey ground.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Royal Copenhagen Year Mugs

Pots with dates on always have a special appeal for me.  These pint-sized mugs are from 1973 and 1977, which leaves many more years to collect and it would be nice to have a few more to share with more than one thirsty visitor.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

More Stripes

I bidded quite hard on eBay a few months ago to win this second stripy vase.  The shape (341) is really lovely and the pattern EK looks great with it's careful measured simplicity.  It was painted by Gertie Warren in the mid 1920's.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Stripy Purple Vase

I returned empty handed from the Lincoln antiques fair today.  There were a few Poole Pottery items at this giant fair, but only one pot that dated from before the last 1960's and that was cracked.  Which makes me realise again just how hard collecting would be without eBay.  
The 4 inch tall beaker or spill vase above, was sold online earlier this year.  Painted by Ethel Barrett during the early 1920's in LC pattern, one of several Truda Adams adaptations of the "Portuguese Stripe" patterns designed by James Radley Young in Poole's earlier years.

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