Saturday, 2 May 2015

Mystery Solved

This MC mark was used by Matilda, or as she was known back in the day Sissie, Collett.  It was identified at a recent Poole Pottery sale at Cottees Auction House in Wareham.  Sissie's family were there selling a number of pots painted by her and all carrying this MC mark. I have to thank a fellow collector from  Scotland, present at the auction, for sharing this information with me.
Sissie designed  patterns for Poole. as well as painting them.  The Hayward and Atterbury book does not show dates for when Sissie worked,  but does identify some early sprig patterns that she designed in 1921.  The pot I own that caries this MC mark http://robspoolepotterycollection.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/any-excuse also dates to 1921.

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