Wednesday, 28 March 2018
I found this bowl in Saltaire last year. It has a short hairline crack on the rim, but I still bought it because the pattern is so unusual. Made from a buff coloured stoneware and covered with grey slip, the marks on the base are faint, but I think its marked KQ pattern, the shape is D349, and it has the CSA mark that dates it to 1921 or 1922.
Saturday, 17 March 2018
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
But for once is was the diminutive size of this coffee cup, saucer and cake plate that caught my eye as a buy-it-now lot on eBay last year. The 5 cm tall cup (shape number 664) and the saucer (665) were painted by Ruth Pavely in the EE pattern which does look at it's absolute best on this scale. And though it's size and fine crazing make it impractical for use, it is ideal for display in my own china cabinet.
The soft focus on the photo isn't deliberate, but does perhaps quite suit this romantic and rather useless little cup