Sunday, 27 September 2009

Cigarette box

A Poole pottery box designed to hold 100 cigarettes. This item featured in the Poole range in the 1930s- exhibited in 1938. This box is sprayed in an unusual hydrangea (stencilled on base) glaze and has an incised 519 on the base.

This is an early example of this shape. Examples from the 50s are seen as biscuit fired stocks of this shape were held by the factory. As a result twintone glazes dated after 1947 ( when the shape was withdrawn) are still seen.

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