Monday, 29 December 2014

Birthday Delphis

If the last post made out that I was lucky at Christmas, that's only half the story. My birthday falls in December also and I was given two more Poole pots to mark the occasion. The first one was from my Mum and Dad who gave me this Delphis bowl, which they cleverly found in a charity shop (something I've often hoped to do myself but never managed). It's signed by Mary Albon and the shape number is 56. 

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Lucky Lad

Look what Santa brought me this year! It was a complete surprise unwrapping this very shapely (no. 204) V pattern (AKA Leo the Lion) vase on Christmas day.  The friend who gave it to me has often joined me on buying expeditions to Newark and other places and must have learned enough about the Poole I like to find the perfect gift.  The vase was painted by Phyllis Ryall in the mid 1930's.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Four candles with fashionable facial hair, that also came from Newark.  I can see why someone would have treasured them, and though it seems far from in keeping with the spirit of the day, they will light our table tomorrow.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Last, but Not Least

This Delphis planter was my last find at the Newark fair this December.  Shape number 78, painted by Christine Tate, in about 1968.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

More Delphis from Newark

These two 5 inch pin dishes were on the same Newark stall.  Both are signed by Jean Millership, one of my favourite painters at Poole.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

BY Jug

This is my most exciting find from Newark last week.  Painted by Hilda Trim in the early 1930's this BY pattern is one of my favourites.  The pattern always reminds me a a Kandinsky painting - there's something quite musical about it.  But then there are also some ancient Egyptian references too - the blue and white striped scepter and the lotus flower.  I've got a couple of smaller pots where this pattern is much more condensed, but on this 7 inch tall jug (shape no. 303) the design works equally well and loses none if it vibrancy.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

One I Couldn't Let Get Away

This is the five inch pin dish missing from the photo of the Newark stand in the previous post. Painted by Shirley Campbell in the last 1960's.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Newark Bonanza

I've returned empty handed from the last few Newark fairs. But on Thursday those early, cold, damp mornings were finally rewarded.  The showground seemed full of stuff that I'd never seen before and maybe never will again. There was a knitted Dalek, a zebra's head, and a huge set of children's building bricks with illustrated instructions for building a range of  Escheresque mausoleums.
And then there was so much Poole. So rare that it would have shone in any collection. So much that I had to leave some of it behind. Including these shape No. 4 Delphis plates below that were a little out of my price range. Though the empty stand is a bit of a give away that I took at least one small prize from this stall too.  I'll post that soon along with my other treasure from the day.
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