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I want to post some photos of other collectors pots, because I know many of them will be better then mine, and some, as good, as in any museum.

 

So if you have photos of pottery that you want to share, email them to me with a description and I'll post them here.   They don't even have to be Poole, I do actually have friends who collect other kinds of pottery!, and other factories were making some lovely pots during the same period as Poole were making theirs.  Thank you also to everyone who's have contributed so far.

 

 

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The four vases above and the two below all belong to the same collector from Scotland.  Click the photos for larger views and descriptions 

 

These are rare patterns that I've not seen before.

 

 

Part of Johns amazing collection of 1950's Poole Pottery

John, a collector from the south of England, must have one of the most comprehensive collections of 1950's Poole Pottery. The photo above shows just a part of the collection, but John has also posted lots more images on his Flickr pages, and the images below offer closer views of some of his Contemporary and Freeform Poole.

 

 

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Hand thrown Contemporary Poole vases in shapes designed by Alfred Read, Guy Sydenham and Claude Smale between 1953 and 1957, decorated in patterns designed by Alfred Read in 1953 and 1955

 

 

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Irregular shaped, slip cast, Freeform vase shapes deigned by Alfred  Read and Guy Syenham in 1956 and 1957, together with regular hand thrown shapes in patterns designed by Ruth Pavely in 1956 and 1957.

 

 

T G Green Cornishware

 

T G Green Cornishware

Above is Graham's kitchen store cupboard stuffed full of lovely blue and white T.G. Green Cornishware

 

 

 Above, a huge Delphis collection belonging to Peter in Canada and below a couple of very nice close up images

 

 

 

 

Poole wall plaque

Front and back of a lovely slip cast, pierced, Poole wall plaque, 

designed by Lily Markus C1950, belonging to Danny

 

 

This jaw droppingly gorgeous collection of Art Deco Poole Pottery belongs to Mark.  The collection's been put together over 27 years, so for the most part prior to eBay!, though pots as impressive and rare as these don't appear often anywhere.  There are a couple of closer views of Mark's pots below

 

 

 

 

This RV pattern is one of the best I've seen for one of these unglazed vases.  It was painted by Grace Burge who used the x mark between 1927 and 29 and Simon the lucky owner was kind enough to share some photos of it 

 

 

This is just a part of Craig's collection of Poole Delphis - Thanks for sending the photo Craig, I feel much more normal now!

 

 

Poole Pottery Traditional vase 114 QB Ruth Dry

The photo above was sent in by Martin.  The vase is 11.5cm tall, shape number 114, painted in the fabulous QB or "dumb bird" pattern by Ruth Dry who worked at Poole from 1928 to 1935

 

 

Another fine feathered design.  This is Ozzie's biscuit barrel.  It stands 6" tall, shape number 230, SN pattern, painted by Vera Bridle between 1923 and 1933

 

 

This photo arrived in my mailbox with the following note attached - Guy Sydenham mermaid, modeled as opposed to thrown, and salt glazed, very early Long Island, the first firing ever to be done there in fact.

 

 

Above is Bob's Aegean charger.  Shape number 5, it is signed by Julia Wills who worked on the Aegean range from 1972 until 1978

 

 

This is Ozzie's superb collection of bi-colour Deco vases, full of jazzy Egyptian motifs.  The largest pattern AX by Anne Hatchard, C1930, shape 916 stands 16 inches tall

 

 

This is Nancy's rapidly growing collection of Freeform Poole.  Several pieces are from eBay but a few Nancy bought from the sales page on this site  The "cactus" pattern vase in the right corner is my favorite.

 

 

Here's another fantastic collection of T.G. Green kitchen jars.  They belong to Rosie who says that she's addicted to collecting china and other things. "'cos once you have more than 1 of anything... it's a collection!!"  Well I'm sure I'm not the only one who know's what she means, and its not easy stopping once you start.  The straight sided jars are Sadler 'Kleen Kitchenware'. The gorgeous curvey pieces are the T.G.Green 'Streamline'.

 

 

These are Jan's Art Deco Elephant bookends.  Designed by Harold Brownsword during the 1920s, this particular pair were brought in from the Poole Pottery in 1934

 

 

This spectacular vase belongs to Kay who is a collector of Art Deco ceramics. The shape (no. 598) was designed by Harold Stabler and reflects his earlier interest as a silversmith.  The pattern is a trial designed by Truda Carter and was painted by Margaret Holder between 1930 and 1934.

 

 

Above is Brian's Poole jug with a lovely little wren like bird, shape no. 328, FB pattern, painted by Mytle Bond

 

 

This vase belonging to Linda was won at auction in Scotland. Shape 424, pattern YO, decorated by Phyllis Ryall.  

 

 

This amazing collection of Poole egg cups (shape number 713) belongs to Hilary and  shows, to great effect, the range of patterns used on traditional Poole. I really could spend hours looking at this photo.

 

 

Here's part of Ged's fantastic collection of Freeform Poole.  You'd want any of them, but if I had to choose (if i could choose) I'd go for the little yellow glazed asymmetrical "Loops" pattern vase in the middle.

 

 

 

Above is just Some of Edwards, fantastic collection of Traditional Poole, and below some of his most recent finds made in 2015

 

 

 

The pottery at Poole started out making tiles and architectural faience (fancy bits to stick onto buildings) in the second half of the 19th Century.  The lucky owner of the salmon tiles above tells me that they were made at Poole by Tony Morris in 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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