Friday, 28 February 2014
When the old, brown, mummified with gaffer tape, boxes from eBay are deposited in the wheelie bin by our Postie, I'm usually pretty sharp at fishing them out and cutting open the wrapping. The contents usually sit on my desk for a few days, before being photographed and squeezed onto an over full shelf somewhere around the house. And then very proudly, I'll post a photo on my blog.
But sometimes real gems get lost in the process and here's one that's been with me with me for a year now.
Keeping anything anal to the end: It's a really lovely example of a mid-sized TY (sweet pea) pattern, baluster vase shape 198, Painted by Gwen Dry in the early 1930's.
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Friday, 21 February 2014
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Until this jug appeared on eBay a couple of weeks ago I'd not seen this barbed wire (XW) pattern before, so I was really pleased to win it. Shape number 484, it probably holds a couple of pints, and stands 20 cm tall.
Saturday, 15 February 2014
This TR or Grapes Pattern jam pot was painted by Ruth Paveley. At £20 I thought it was a real bargain last week at Newark and brought it home with me. Unfortunately having got it home I've spotted, what is, a very good restoration to a chip, on the lid, by the spoon hole.
Fairs are quite tricky at times for this. As everything is sold as seen and it's hard to check in such detail, especially as sometimes, when I see a pot I like, I'm too excited to check condition well enough. In many ways eBay is safer in that the onus really is on the seller to describe any faults, and if not you can seek some redress.
Monday, 10 February 2014
I've been leafing though back issues of the Pottery Gazette and Glass Trade Review looking for the adverts that Poole Pottery placed back in the 1930's. My finds so far I've posted on a new webpage here www.robspoolepottery.co.uk/poole_pottery_adverts. Not too many of them as yet, but it's a work in progress and I'll add more images as I find them.