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I'm not sure if this page can ever cover everything.  At the moment I'm only including designs for Contemporary/Freeform, Delphis and Aegean wares, the 1950's and 1960's shapes.  I may get round to Traditional wares but i think these were probably subject to even more variation and idiosyncracy.

Alongside each design I've tried to indicate the description used at the time (e.g. "sweet dish"), the shape number and size, together with designers responsible, the dates when first produced and the ranges in which these shapes were used.  (The measurements are in inches and as far as possible taken from Poole Pottery sales literature at of the time, and refer to the longest dimension.) This is a work in progress, where I have doubts about details I've indicated this with a "?".

       

Contemporary and Freeform Vase Shapes (1953-57)

No. 650, 2 3/4"

No. 651, 3 1/2"

No. 652, 4 1/4"

No. 653, 6"

No. 180, 7 1/2"

 Hand-thrown "Plant Pot" designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham, 1953-57 

Contemporary and Traditional

Hand-thrown "Plant Pot" designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham, 1953-57 Slip-cast freeform vase designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham, 1956-57 No. 350, 4"

No. 351, 6"

No. 352, 7 3/4"

Slip-cast freeform vase designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham, 1956-57

Contemporary and Traditional

No. 302, 10"

No. 304, 14"

Slip-cast freeform bowl designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham 1956-57

Contemporary and Traditional

Slip-cast freeform bowl designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham 1956-57 Hand-thrown vase designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham, 1954-55   No. 709, 5 3/4"

 No. 710, 7 5/8"

 No. 711, 10 5/8"

Hand-thrown vase designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham, 1954-55 

Contemporary

No.720, 9"

Slip-cast freeform vase designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham 1956-57

Contemporary

Slip-cast freeform vase designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham 1956-57

Hand- thrown vase designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham1953-57, after John Adams 1920's shape

No. 385, 4 3/4"

Hand- thrown vase designed by Alfred Read and Guy Sydenham1953-57, after John Adams 1920's shape

Contemporary, Traditional

 

Contemporary "Gift Ware" Plate Shapes (c1958)

No. 364, 4 3/8"

"Tray" 

Contemporary and Twintone

   No. 361, 7" 

"Tray"

Contemporary, Traditional,  Delphis and Aegean

No. 360, 7"

"Tray"

Contemporary and Twintone

No. 365, 12"

"Long (Diamond) Tray"

Contemporary and Twintone

No. 154, 12 1/2"

No.  555, 16 1/2"

Cucumber shape dish, designed by John Adams c 1935

Contemporary and Twintone

Cucumber shape dish, designed by John Adams c 1935

No.359, 

Tear Drop Shape Tray

Contemporary and Twintone

 

Plate Shapes Originally Designed for Dephis Range (1963/1968)

No. 49, 5"

No. 3, 8"

 No. 4, 10"

No. 5, 14"

Round plates introduced in1963

Delphis, Aegean and Traditional (49)

No. 81, 6 1/4

Paired dishes no. 41, 3 1/2

"Sweet dish" introduced in ?1968

Delphis, Traditional and Aegean

 

No. 92, 12"

"Dish" (shield) introduced in ?1968

Delphis, Traditional and Aegean

 No. 82, 17"

"Sweet dish" (spear) introduced in ?1968

Delphis, Traditional and Aegean

No. 42, 6"

Heptagonal dish introduced in ?1972

 Delphis, Traditional and Aegean

Lugged Charger, 13 3/4"

Delphis

Ashtray

  Delphis, Traditional and Aegean

 

Earlier Delphis Vase and Bowl Shapes

No. 83, 6"

Hand-thrown carved Vase introduced in ?1968

Delphis 

No. 78, 4 1/2"

No. 79, 5 1/2"

No. 80, 8 "

Hand-thrown plant pot introduced in ?1968

Delphis

 No. 86, 5"

 No. 87, 6" 

 No. 88, 7"

 No. 89, 10"

Carved "fruit bowl" introduced in ?1968

Delphis

No. 38, 5"

No. 39, 7"

No. 40, 11"

Footed bowl made 1969 and 1970

Delphis

Later Delphis Vase and Bowl Shapes

If this isn't already confusing, as well as the cylindrical vase above, 83 is also the number for all four hand-thrown Delphis shapes below. All range between 5 1/2 and 6 inches tall and were produced in the early 1970's.

 

 

No. 84, 9"

Dumb-bell shaped vase

Delphis, Aegean

No. 15, 9"

Slip-cast (Rocket) vase on left carries same shape number as hand-thrown vase in centre 

Delphis, Traditional

No. 32, 7"

Delphis, Aegean, Traditional

No. 94

Delphis, Aegean

No. 72, 3"

No. 73, 4"

No. 74, 5"

Plant Pots introduced in ?1972

Delphis, Aegean, Traditional

No. 55, 5 1/4

No. 56, 7 3/4

No. 57, 10 1/2

No. 58, 13 1/2

No. 59, 16 1/4

Bowls introduced in 1963

Delphis, Aegean

No. 75, 6"

No. 76, 8 3/4"

No. 77, 11"

Footed Bowls produced in 1971 only

Delphis, Aegean, Traditional

 

 

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