Sunday, 18 October 2009

Rare commemorative tea set

This rare tea for two set was Painted by Ruth Pavely in 1938. It is referred to on p66 of Hayward and Atterbury's book, where a plate I own is featured.

This was purchased form the Christie's Poole Pottery museum and archive sale in 2004 as lot 94.

Shagreen art deco bowl

Similar to a design by Harold Stabler in 1925-26 this is a rare shape with floral stylised handles. The pattern number, 672, is hand incised in the base and it has shagreen stencilled to the base along with the impressed Poole England mark.

Dove ashtray

A rare design and shape- a dove ashtray. Designed in the 1930s and glazed in C50 and C83 these ashtrays are marked Poole England to the base. Probably designed by John Adams around the time of the seashells, fish etc.

They have a hand incised pattern number on the base- 870.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Poole Black Pebble

Part of an extensive Black Pebble dinner service, designed by Robert Jefferson in 1959. The pattern was applied using the Murray Curvex process of direct printing onto tableware. Retailed through Heals and available as pictured here matched with black panther or alternatively a grey pebble design matched with dove grey.

Most of these pieces bear the special 'pebble' Poole England mark.

Elephant bookend

Elephant bookend designed by Harold Brownsword between 1928-1930. This one is slip cast in white earthenware and glazed in ice green. A rare and unusual piece.

Hand incised 813 (pattern number) and impressed Poole England mark to base.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Unusual Deco vase

A large and unusual shape vase dating from the 1930s. This one is glazed in a Sylvan glaze, M24. The 3 bands give a distinct and stylish look to the simple form of the piece.

The pattern number, 248, is hand incised in the base and the impressed Poole England mark has been used.

Ship bookends

One of the pair of bookends in my collection. These are rare finds and date from the 1930s, designed by John Adams. Glazed in the unusual twintone glaze C83- sky and seagull.

They have a hand incised shape number -815- and an impressed Poole England mark. The glaze code C83 is stencilled to the base.

Double candelabras

Dating from the 1930s these plain but stylish candelabras are glazed in a selection of plain and mottled colours. Designed probably by John Adams they were produced through to the late 1940s. They have the shape number 977 on the base along with the impressed Poole mark.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Everest plant pot

A most unusual Everest plant pot dating from the mid 1930s. In bolder colours than usually seen on Everest pieces and marked with a hand incised pattern number 807X62. It has a typical black rim to the base.

The base has 'Everest' stencilled onto it along with the impressed 'Poole England' mark.

World War II export coffee set

During the war plain utility ware was produced for the British market. For export, however, patterns were still developed. This coffee set appears in Heal's portfolio for export to North America and is rarely seen. It is characterised by a dark grey lid and pale pink handles.

The pieces have intriguing incised numbers to the base: the sugar bowl 212X85, the cups 231X85, the pot 232X85 and the saucers 233X85. Each piece has an impressed star indicating a factory trial and the impressed 'Poole England' mark.

A very rare and unusual set.

Wimborne plates

Much less commonly seen than streamline plates these Wimborne plates are distinguished by the raised decoration around the rim. Designed in the 1930s by John Adams, Wimborne was an 'upmarket' tableware range.

These plates are sprayed in mushroom glaze and bear the black printed 'Poole England' mark.

Sylvan comport

A really stylish 1930s bowl sprayed in Sylvan glaze M79. The simple art deco shape is quite striking, especially with the raised centre.

The outside is glazed white and the base bears a Sylvan ware stencil, shape number 252 and the impressed 'Poole England' mark.

New Forest tea set

Tea pot, milk jug and sugar bowl all in Sylvan glaze M24, New Forest. It is unusual to see tableware in the Sylvan glazes and these are nice examples. Dating from the mid 1930s they are streamline shapes.

The tea pot is stencilled 'New Forest', whilst the other two pieces have M24 painted to the base. The mark is the impressed 'Poole England' mark.

Small biscuit barrel

This is an unusual early biscuit barrel in the hard to find small size- shape number 630. It dates form the early 1930s. The cane handle is original and unusual with the green and natural woven design.

The base is coloured to look like red clay dating it around 1934 when the change from red to white clay took place. It is sprayed in a pastel green glaze.

The base has the impressed 'Poole England' mark, a hand incised 630 and stencilled 'Pastel green'.

Saturday, 3 October 2009


A rare Poole yacht from the 1930s. The yacht is designed to be free standing or wall hung. The yachts were probably designed by John Adams and modelled by Harry Brown between 1937-38.

Unusually, this yacht is sprayed in celadon glaze. It has the impressed 'Poole England' mark.

Watkinson motif mustard pot

A rare mustard pot painted with a 'Watkinson motif' (KV4) designed by Truda Carter and painted by Ruth Pavely. This is painted on Dorset table ware and supplied exclusively to Heals and Son from 1936-1940.

This is the pot featured in the Hayward and Atterbury book and formed part of a lot purchased at the Poole Museum and archive sale in 1992.

Impressed 'Poole England' mark, hand incised shape number 130 and hand painted KV4 (pattern) and Ruth Pavely painter's mark to base.

Hand thrown jug

A hand thrown 1930s jug from my collection. This is glazed in pastel blue and bears the hand incised shape number 370. Many of the jug shapes were produced over a few decades, sometimes with sloght modifications to the original design.

Impressed mark 'Poole England' and stencilled 'Pastel blue'.