Being busy collecting doesn't leave very much time to update the Rob's Poole Pottery website, so all my new finds I'll post on this blog, and for the main site follow the links on the right.
Thursday, 5 February 2015
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.