Monday, 31 March 2014
Saturday, 29 March 2014
I found this plate a while ago, but for some reason never posted a photo. It was painter by Eileen Prangnell in the early 1930's. It's a pattern that is given an almost iridescent lift by the grey and beige colouring. The geometric boarder also found its way onto my favourite JC pattern egg cups
Posted by Rob Barnsley at 02:51
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Poole Pottery from this period nearly always has fine crazing. I'm not sure how long after firing it would take for this to develop but this crazing, while possibly adding to their charm, does make these pots pretty impractical for use as tableware. The crack like lines in the center of this plate, I think, are also craze lines, that have formed over an area of the white slip decoration that is thicker than elsewhere. They are deep and wide enough to feel on the surface, but there's no sign of them on the reverse that you might expect to see with spider cracks.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
This is the first of 3 plates I have that I've been a bit slow to post photos of - others to follow.
Sunday, 16 March 2014
I'm very chuffed to own it and can see it being my favorite vase for quite a while.
Monday, 10 March 2014
Saturday, 8 March 2014
Still it's well worth it. It needs a little bit of a clean, but it's a grey glazed TO pattern vase, painted by Ethel Barrett between 1922 and 1924. It also has quite a novel shape number 2021/2. I've never seen a vase marked with a fraction shape number before, but there's some sense to it as the 202 shape number is a fat round shaped twin handled vase, whereas this one is a similar height but half as wide.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Posted by Rob Barnsley at 14:46
Sunday, 2 March 2014
Most of the Freeform and Contemporary Poole Pottery I've collected (and I never that much really) was sold a few years ago. So the last few pieces of 1950's Poole look increasingly out of place among the ever growing numbers of my much busier Art Deco or Delphis pots I'm collecting. So off they go to eBay, together with this UIL "Slits" pattern, cruet set painted by Gwen Haskins.