Sunday, 27 October 2013

Delphis Spear Shape

This is one of two spectacular Delphis plates that I won on eBay recently.  I think this is probably the nicer of the two, but it's often the way with Delphis on eBay that the pots look better in the flesh.  This was painted by Margaret Anderson in 1967.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Suddenly the World Went Wireless?

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

Missed the Boat

This shape number 361 Delphis sweet dish arrived too late to feature in the redesigned Delphis plates page on my website, but has given me an excuse to post the link http://www.robspoolepottery.co.uk/Poole_Pottery_Delphis_Gallery.htm

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Chinese Blue Twin Handled Pot

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

Crumpled, torn and a bit loose at the seams, but....

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. 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Another Jam Pot

I've got another pot in this HX pattern, and other jam pots in this no.887 shape, even ones with this early flattened finial, and lots of other pots painted by Eileen Prangnell too, but does that stop me wanting to collect more?

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Sod Ruskin

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.

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