Getting away from the lost in space theme of the blog, this is a little perfect corner of my Delphis display cabinet - the ones that have avoided going under the bed. Set off nicely by the blue-green toblerone shop display sign I got from eBay last week. Small and monochrome is clearly the way to go if you need to stand out there.
Saturday, 30 October 2010
This was the final pot I found at Newark last month. Its shape number 377, two and a half inches tall, and pattern DD painted by Doris Marshall who worked at Poole between 1926 and 1936.
Friday, 29 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
More eBay sales for next week. I've decided to limit myself to just one example of each pattern in these little geometric pots so first up is this one. Early EO pattern jug, shape number 324.
HUL "Rope" pattern freeform pot shape number 650
Delphis sweet dish shape number 81 Jean Millership
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
website, but this ones just a bit more fancy. The jug is shape number 294, it's just over 6 inches tall, and come from eBay.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
I'm sorry to see both of these go, but I just don't have the room to display them. Top is a "Grapes" pattern Bowl 566/TR, the pattern designed by Erna Manners in 1921, this bowl was painted by
Dorothy James between 1924 and 1934. The Jug 310/ED is 15cm tall, and was painted by Gwen Dry between 1928 and 1934.
Friday, 15 October 2010
I didn't realise these were so big. The photo doesn't do it justice, I should have stuck a a baked bean can next to it for comparison. It's shape number 80 and measures 8 1/2 inches by 9 inches - the next size down (there are 3 sizes) shape number 79 is only 5 1/2 inches tall. It seems with pots a few extra inches makes a lot of difference.
Anyway, I found it on one of the outdoor stands at Newark last week. The stall holder a had a lot of Poole Delphis plates for sale and this Jardinière didn't fit, so he suggested we did a swap for a Delphis plate I'd brought an hour earlier.
The pot was hand thrown and carved, and then painted by Christine Tate in the late 1960's.
Sunday, 10 October 2010
I found this vase at the Newark on Friday this week. It's in top condition and a nice size at 7 1/2 inches - Shape number 575 CO pattern. This pattern was on one of the first traditional pots I bought, but I was a bit more cautious then with my spending so that one was from auction and was cracked and chipped. I loved it any way though but then over time I think I got a bit bored of the pattern. So I ummed and ahhed for a while, and worked around the whole of the show ground, before coming back to buy this one, but now its back home its like falling in love again!
Saturday, 9 October 2010
This is a funion. I've not seen one before. It's a screen Printed and hand coloured dish from the early 1960's. It has the 1959-67 stamp with Brownsea Castle marked also.
I went to Brownsea Island by ferry from Poole harbour a couple of years ago to see red squirrels. Saw one squirrel and lots of wading birds, but don't remember seeing peacocks. Anyway they must have been there in the 60's. Another from Ebay last week.
Friday, 8 October 2010
This matched pair of egg cups came from the antiques fair at Doncaster this summer, as did the jug below. The egg cups are shape number 713 and the pattern is RE. They were made several years apart, are by different painters, sightly different sizes and one was cracked. So I didn't feel guilty about splitting them and selling the cracked one.
The Jug is shape number 304 (5 inches tall) and is painted in the relatively uncommon HQ pattern by Nellie Bishton.
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
This is the last and cheapest find from Keddleston Hall last month. I think, if I was more sophisticated I wouldn't be so drawn to these patterns. I think, what excites the real purists is the big asymmetrical freeform shaped vases from this era, that have no decoration, or else have the smoky stripy decorations designed by John Read. Whereas what I get off on, is the domestic, kitchen stuff, with patterns designed by Ruth Pavely - they transport me straight into a decade that I've never known, and maybe wouldn't have liked, but are just so stylish.
Friday, 1 October 2010
This one came from eBay. It's a bit bigger - 5" tall - than most of the geometric Pattern pots that I'm collecting, but I don't think this pattern would fit on anything smaller and its got a lovely shape too. It was painted by Marjorie Cryer between 1927 and 1934.