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Traditional Art Deco Pottery

Art Deco Gallery 1

Art Deco Gallery 1.5

Art Deco Gallery 2

Carter and Company and early Carter Stabler and Adams Gallery

Gallery 1

(Flora)

Gallery 1.5

(Fauna)

Gallery 2

Gallery 3

(Carter & Co/Early CSA)

Geometric Borders

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Art Deco Pots with Geometric Pattern Decoration

From left to right, shape number 583, RD pattern vase (8cm tall) painted by Vera Bridle between 1924 and 1933; shape number 586, HB pattern small spill vase (10cm tall) painted by Grace Burge between 1927 and 1929; shape number 584, CN pattern vase (8cm tall) painted by Iris Skinner between 1928 and 1934; shape number 583, HB pattern vase (8cm tall) painted by Ruth Gough between 1927 and 1934; shape number 585, TQ pattern vase (8cm tall) unidentified painters mark 1924 and 1934; shape number 585, WL (Circus Tent) pattern vase (8cm tall), unknown painters mark, 1924 and 1933; shape number 583, TO pattern vase (8cm tall) painted by Ethel Barrett between 1924 and 1927; and shape number 570 TO pattern salt cellar (4.5cm tall) painted by Gertie Warren between 1924 and 1927.

 

Many of these geometric border patterns were originally created by James Radley Young in the mid 1910's for use on some of the earliest Poole pots and then later adapted by Truda Carter.  The pots on this page are all examples from the late 1920's and early 1930's.

 

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 From left to right, shape number 352, KZ pattern vase (10cm tall) painted by Myrtle Bond between 1927 and 1934;  shape number 559, EH pattern jug (14.5 cm tall) painted by Marjorie Batt between 1925 and 1934; shape number 546 HI pattern tall spill vase (16.5cm tall) painted by Myrtle Bond between 1927 and 1934; shape number 564, KZ pattern vase (8cm tall) unknown painters mark, 1924 and 1934; shape number 205 HI pattern spill vase (14cm tall) painted by Marjorie Cryer between 1927 and 1934; and shape number 586 KZ pattern small spill vase (9cm tall) painted by Phyllis Way between 1928 and 1934.

 

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From Left to right, shape number 208 QO pattern vase (9cm tall) painted by Iris Skinner between 1928 and 1934; shape number 931 UL pattern candle holder (6cm tall) painted by Marjorie Batt between 1925 and 1934; shape number 583 XK pattern vase (9cm tall) painted by Lily Pedley between 1924 and 1932; shape number 631 WW pattern potpourri jar (11cm tall) unknown decorators mark 1924 and 1934; shape number 586 LD pattern spill vase (9cm tall) painted by Iris Skinner between 1928 and 1934; shape number 583 LD pattern vase (9cm tall) painted by IHilda Trimm between 1926 and 1934; and shape number 584 LD pattern vase (9cm tall) painted by Phyllis Way between 1928 and 1934

 

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Colour Variations of the same pattern

Back, egg cup tray, shape 712, 16 cm in diameter, painted in XK pattern, unknown painters mark. Left, vase, shape number 585, 8 cm tall, painted in DS pattern by Hilda Trim between 1926 and 1934.  Center, vase, shape number 562, QO pattern, 6.5cm tall, painted by Iris Skinner between 1928 and 1934.  Right, vase, shape number 584, SP pattern, 8cm tall, painted by Hilda Trim between 1926 and 1934. Front right, egg cup, shape number 713, 3.5 cm tall, painted in XK pattern by Dorothy James between 1924 and 1934.

 

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Yellow Brown and Black Pots

From right to left, shape number 287, 12cm tall preserve jar, painted in YM pattern by Dorothy James between 1924 and 1934; shape number 290, 15.5m tall egg cup, DL pattern unknown decorators mark 1924 and 1934; shape number 341, 11cm tall vase, painted in YM pattern by Margaret Holder between 1924 and 1934; shape number 286, 10cm tall preserve jar, painted in M pattern, unknown decorators mark 1924 and 1934; shape number 341, 11cm tall vase, painted in M pattern, unknown decorators mark, 1924 and 1934; shape number 290, 15.5m tall egg cup, M pattern unknown decorators mark 1924 and 1934; and shape number 341, 11cm tall vase, painted in CE "Oak Leaf" pattern by Grace Burge or Marian Jones between 1924 and 1934; 

 

The "Oak Leaf" pattern, painted on the vase on the far right above, is more commonly found in blue and purple colouring.  Here, in brown and yellow, the similarity to the more angular M pattern vase standing next to it is quite clear.

 

 

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Back, left to right; twin handled bowl with seated lid, shape number 293 (9 cm tall) QO pattern painted by Hilda Trim between 1926 and 1934; jug, shape number 304, (12cm tall) ME pattern  painted by Marjorie Cryer between 1927 and 1934; jug, shape number 322 (9.5 cm tall), HH pattern painted by Vera Bridle between 1923 and 1933. Front left, Preserve jar, shape number 288 (10 cm tall), DD pattern painted by Hilda Trim between 1926 and 1934. Front centre, egg cup, shape number 713 (3.5 cm tall) JC pattern Painted by Marjorie Batt between 1925 and 1934. Front right, footed bowl shape number 971 (5.5 cm tall) , "Circus Tent" WL pattern painted by Phyllis Way between 1928 and 1934. Front far right, Pepper pot, shape number 298 (6 cm tall) WL pattern painted by Ruth Pavely between 1922 and 1934.

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Salt cellar, shape number 224, 8cm diameter, GT pattern painted by Iris Skinner 1928-34 Salt cellar, shape number 223, 9cm diameter, HM pattern painted by Margaret Holder 1921-34 Salt cellar, shape number 224, 8cm diameter, QO pattern

 

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Earlier Geometric Pattern Jam Pots and Covered Bowls

From left to right; shape number 286, VL pattern jam pot (10 cm tall) painted by Nellie Bishton between 1927 and 1934;  shape number 497, TO pattern liddled bowl (11 cm tall), unknown decorators mark; shape number 286, UU Pattern jam pot (10 cm tall), unknown decorators mark and shape number 505, CU pattern shallow lidded bowl (7 cm tall), painted by Ethel Barratt between 1922 and 1927

 

These lidded pots also date from the time when the characteristic Poole "Delft" slip and glazes were still in development.  The 2 lidded bowls above are both covered with a grey rather than white coloured slip.  The two jam pots are also relatively early, both have rather atypical finials, the teardrop shape on the right-hand pot been much thinner than finial that would become a consistent feature of later Poole jars.   The group of pots below are from the early 1920's too.  They have a more high gloss glaze and a thickly glazed underside.

 

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From left to right; shape number 585, KU pattern Vase (8.5 cm tall) painted by Ethel Barrett between 1922 and 1927, identical vase also signed by Ethel Barrett on far right; 586, EO pattern spill vase (9.5 cm tall) painted by Margaret Holder between 1921 and 1934; shape number 443, ND pattern vase (7 cm tall) painted by Winifred Collett between 1922 and 1934; and shape number 324, EO pattern cream jug (7 cm tall) painted by Margaret Holder between 1921 and 1934.

 

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Blue, Purple and Green Paisley Style Patterns designed by Truda Adams  - Patterns like these date from the early 1920's

Working roughly from left to right; two jugs, smaller one is shape number 305, FK pattern, Painted by Phyllis Allen between 1928 and1934, tall jug, shape number 559 (14.5 cm tall), OR pattern, Painted by Marjorie Batt between 1924 and1934; small vase, shape number 582 (7cm tall), OR pattern, painted by Marjorie Cryer between 1927 and1934; vase, shape number 581, VW pattern, painted by Anne Hatchard between 1918 and1934;  bowl, shape number 972, HH pattern, painted by Ethel Barrett between 1922 and1927;  globular vase, shape number 354, OR pattern, painted by Gertie Warren between1922 and '27; small pitcher, shape number 294 (16.5 cm tall) GV pattern, painted by Myrtle Bond between 1927 and 1934; and preserve jar, shape number 287, OR pattern, Unknown painters mark.

 

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Left to right, shape number 323, 7cm tall jug, CQ pattern painted by Lily Pedley between 1924 and 1934; shape number 546, 16.5cm tall spill vase, FP pattern painted by Nellie Bishton between1927 and 1934; and shape number 586, 10.5cm spill vase, FB pattern painted by Margaret Holder between 1924 and 1927.

As with the geometric patterns above, simple "sprig" patterns on vases at Poole were introduced by James Radley Young  in about 1913 and predate the introduction of the elaborate designs by at decade or so.  The vase's above, however, date from the 1920's and early 1930's.  At this time Poole's teenage apprentices would learn their craft decorating pots like these when they first began working at the factory.

Most of these sprigs patterns are completely floral and like the jug can be very sweet, but if your lucky there are some, like the large spill vase, that are wildly Art Deco and one sprig pattern has a small bird perched on it too.  Similar, but less deco, sprig decorations were still in use on vases and tableware over 30 years later.

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 Back left,shape number 429, 26cm tall vase, VX pattern, painted by Anne Hatchard between 1918 and 1934. Right, shape number 336, 18cm tall vase WM pattern, painted by Marjorie Batt between1925 and 1934.  Front, shape number 566, 18cm in diameter, TR "Grape" pattern bowl painted by Dorothy James between 1924 and 1934.

The Grape Pattern above was designed by Erna Manners in 1921 and was the forerunner of the many elaborate designs that followed.

 

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Gallery 1

(Flora)

Gallery 1.5

(Fauna)

Gallery 3

(Carter & Co/Early CSA)

 

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