Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Slight upgrade

I bought this fantastic looking vase a year, or so, ago, in a private sale, from a fellow Poole collector who I first bumped in to on eBay.  He was selling up much of his collection and was kind enough to do so in installments so I could buy quite a bit of it and spread the cost over a few months.
Any pattern with spots on is very collectable in my view and this CE pattern has the added joy of yellow vertical wriggles.  The shape is D353.  I have an almost identical vase that I posted here in the blog a couple of years back, but still thought this new one was worth collecting as it was made sightly earlier between 1921 and '22 and is made from grey semi-stoneware. I used to find the grey coloured slip on these earlier pots a bit dull, but these days think the grey gives these geometric patterns extra luminosity.
On the base there's a C enclosing a K mark, that isn't listed in the Hayward and Atterbury book.  I wonder if this may stand for the Kendall of unknown first name and gender who is recorded to have worked at Poole in 1922.  
There's a list of painters whos marks are not known in the collectors club magazine at https://picclick.co.uk/Poole-Pottery-Collectors-Club-Magazine-Summer-1997-112319188424.html#&gid=1&pid=3


  1. Lesley Hartley31 July 2017 at 11:01

    Hi Rob - Great site. I am new to this but yesterday I picked up a cream jug (678) ZG - am I right that it is by Truda Carter c. 1937?

    1. Thank you Lesley, Great to hear you have started to collect Poole. I'm not too good at remembering which codes go with which pattern but most of the traditional Poole patterns were designed by Truda Carter.


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