Sunday, 26 January 2014

Guy Sydenham page

A fellow Poole collector gave me the idea for this page a few months ago and finally I have got round to doing it.

www.robspoolepottery.co.uk/guy_sydenham.htm

Hopefully there will be lots more to post on there in future.

Ammonite Eyes

Had a trip to Doncaster Racecourse Antiques Fair this morning and returned with this fish money box.  I know nothing about it but is marked as made bay Bay Keramic in West Germany.  I'd be grateful to anyone who can tell me more.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Forever Young

Despite some dramatic changes in style, I think, there is an remarkable consistency to the Poole colour palette from one decade to the next.  The vase above landed on my door step within day or so the Delphis vase in the previous post, and though they were painted four decades apart, the blue green colour and dashes of purple, for me, are clear evidence of their kinship.

This is a fair sized vase (8 1/2 inches tall) made from grey stoneware and painted in HR pattern it dates from about 1921 and has an unidentified decorators mark.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Carved Delphis Vase

This carved Dephis vase has a machine like quality that I really like.  Shape number 83, it measures 6 inches tall and was painted by Margaret Anderson in 1967.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Call My Name

Your never too old for Nursery ware.  Or maybe you can be, but I had to get this mug anyway.  Apart from the name, the mug is quite plain, So I guess may have been intended for an adult.  It dates from the late 1930's.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Poole Studio Pin Dish

This pleasing pin dish dates from between 1964 and 1966.  It's unsigned as many from this period were.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Around the Houses

I tried to buy this vase unsuccessfully, online from the Reeman and Danisie sale in Colchester, at the start of December last year.  It was for sale as part of a lot of two similarly shaped vases. The rustic "unfinished" surface makes for very certain identification.  Luckily, a second chance came within a couple of weeks when it turned up on eBay.  Quite a few pot seem to surface at auction houses only to reappear on eBay. There may be a profit to be made there, but I think in this case the original buyer may have been after one vase and not the other.  I would have been happy with either, and would have kept both, but this way at least the joy is shared.
This style of unglazed  pottery was developed by James Radley Young, through the war years, from 1914. It is signed on the base Carter Co Poole (mark used from 1908 until 1921), together with an inscribed No.9 and a painters mark M-C.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Drink!

After a good two weeks of excess, drinking is now the last thing on my mind, but I worry that this Purbeck Pottery jug and beaker set could lead me astray.  I don't know much about it but if might date from the 1970's.  And a happy New Year.

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