Monday, 12 March 2012

Where have I seen that before?

Poole Pottery Art Deco Vase 113 FN
This vase was listed on eBay for quite a few weeks before I finally bit.  It's quite a simple pattern really, but not without its charms and I've not seen that many of them before, though there is something very familiar about the purple flower.  I know it looks a bit like the papyrus flowers on ancient Egyptian paintings, and in that sense it's typically Art Deco, but if viewed as purple tails on yellow shooting stars it starts to look a lot more 1970.  I just cant place it, Wonder Woman's costume? Something from Sgt Pepper, or the Yellow Submarine film?  I'd love to place it.
Anyway, shape number 133, FN pattern painted by Myrtle Bond sometime between 1934 and 37.


  1. I think your blog is wonderful, love checking back to see your new finds. We have a smaller vase with this pattern at home, the stars always look ahead of their time to me, too.

    1. Thanks for your kind comment, and for taking time to read my posts.


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