Saturday, 28 February 2015

Green Ground

This is another vase I found at Newark before Christmas last year, butI forgot to post it with the others.  It's a good size, about 7 inches tall, shape 336 and made between 1934 and '37.  These tinted pastel grounds were used just for a couple of years and I've not seen many of these before. Sometimes they're a pinky colour too.  I just can't make up my mind whether I like it.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Up market

There are a few different candlesticks in my collection.  Most of them are really quite rustic looking. I found this rather grand looking John Adams candlestick on a shopping trip to the Salt Mill Antiques Centre just before Christmas last year.  I've found a few really nice pots there, and I half want to keep the place secret, but when it comes to pottery I cant keep anything to myself.  The candlestick was designed between 1928 and 1929 and exhibited at the British Industries Fair in 1931. They were made in several different colours and had either one, two, three or five branches.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Comic Bird

I found this vase on eBay recently.  The pattern is QB, and commonly known as Comic Bird.  I often think the bird has a bit of a G W Bush look  and I end up referring to it as Dumb Bird instead.  At 5 inches tall, this is a decent sized vase for this pattern, it's shape number 169 and painted by Doris Marshall in the late 1920's or early '30.  I though I had a real bargain when I bought it, but when it arrived I soon spotted a faint hairline crack running up to the rim.  I've not raised it with the seller though, as I think I still got my monies worth.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Blue Triangles

 There's not much to say about this vase other than it gorgeous.  The pattern code reads GR, though it's not easy to make out.  The shape number is 345 and it was painted by Ethel Barrett in the early 1920's.  The pattern is the same as these earlier Carter and Co vases.



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