Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Industry of Women

A plate from more simple times maybe.  But this little plate has got me thinking again how, almost without exception, Poole Pottery was decorated by women, with probably the majority of it thrown by women and with women having pretty much equal input into the overall designs.  However, like the rest of British industry, this was probably not recognised in wages paid.
So a plate from more simple times maybe, but hopefully there was an equally well commemorated and fun Society of Women, at Poole.
The dolphin on this 5 inch shape 49 pin dish is printed, though i'm not sure if the lettering is hand-done.  The back of the plate has a hand-painted 106, so maybe a numbered edition.

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