Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Be Careful What You Wish For

A couple of posts ago (leaky), I was bemoaning the crack on the side of the EE pattern soup cup I'd bought from eBay and wishing that another would turn up.  And then behold, they appear, in the least expected place, and with matching saucers too!
I  was in the Yorkshire Dales with my partner last weekend, and late on Sunday afternoon, walked through a village at the bottom of Wensleydale called West Burton.  West Burton only has one pub and one shop, and while we made good use of the pub,  it was in the antiques shop that I found these soup cups.
They were painted  in TK pattern during the early 1930's by Marjorie Cryer, and there are seven in total. The six above are made from red clay and one of those has a broken handle, glued back on.  The seventh is made from white clay with a pink coloured base, which dates it to a couple of years later (it's still painted by Marjorie Cryer), and it has slightly different decoration on the handles.  So I imagine the original owner of the set must have purchased this seventh cup as a replacement at a time when they were still quite new.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

How Could I?

How could I have forgotten to post a picture of this little jug.  My pottery buying has slowed down a bit this past month of so, but luckily I've found this photos to post and there are quite a few similarly forgotten photos in waiting.  This one is XK pattern, shape 324, painted in the late 1920's or early 30's by someone using a share as their mark, who's contribution to Poole, perhaps like the jug, has also been overlooked.

Monday, 11 August 2014


Unfortunately this very sweet  EE patern soup cup painted by Ruth Pavely has a couple of deep hairline cracks.  It was only ever big enough to hold a ladle full of soup and now it cant even do that.  Shape number 859, I'd love to find another one.

Friday, 8 August 2014

middle sized

This vase was in the same lot as the honey pot posted a couple of weeks ago.  It's painted in Sweet Pea (TY) patter by Hilda Trimm and can be dated by it's pink base to somewhere between 1934 and 37.  A lot of the sweet pea pattern pots I've seen come from this period.  The two simlar shaped vases in this pattern I already own are both made from red clay and date to a year or so earlier. TY   In terms of size this vase fits nicely in the middle of them.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Wobbly Return

Summer holiday over and first day back at work I don't feel overly inspired to blog, but wanted to share this lovely CY pattern vase.  Painted by Gertie Warren and made between 1922 and 1924, it's a shape I've not found before (no 383).  It's very wobbly and only two and a half inches tall.
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