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Part-Poole Tea Set – SOLD

11 Nov

Part-Poole tea set

Part-Poole tea set

I love the 1960s Contour range of Poole Pottery – it’s such a super sleek design! And as with most Poole ware, the finish is impeccable. It was only when a fellow dealer and I were chatting the other day that I thought about the fact that some pottery houses finish off their wares better than others – a seemingly obvious observation, but something I hadn’t though about before. And Poole really were masters of their craft!

Sadly none of the cups in this set have saucers (presumably they were broken along the way), but in reality how many of us actually use saucers these days? The milk jug is also very small in relation to the rest of the set, so I assume that this would have actually been a creamer, and there would have been an additional and slightly larger milk jug, but it’ll do just fine (although you might need to do two rounds of milk).

A wonderful example of mid-century British design in near mint condition.

Dimensions: Teapot – 16cm tall x 15cm in diameter; Milk jug – 7cm tall x 7.5cm in diameter; Sugar bowl – 8.5cm tall x 10cm in diameter; Cups – 5.5cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Price: R360 for the set

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Poole Twintone Cups and Saucers – SOLD

5 Nov

Set of 6 Poole Twintone cups & saucers

Set of 6 Poole Twintone cups & saucers

Ordinarily I would think that this rather straight up and down design was intended for coffee rather than tea, but looking at what people have to say online it seems that this shape is most often referred to as a tea cup, so that’s what I’m going with! The set of six 1970s Poole Twintone cups & saucers are in great condition with no obvious signs of wear. It’s wonderful that the set’s complete, and also nice that the cups are a decent size – a lot of retro tea sets have dinky little cups that are only really suitable for drinking espressos, so it’s great to find a more practical cup size!

Good looking and very collectible (four of these cups & saucers are selling for a whopping 50 quid on a  UK replacements site), this set would make a great addition to a Poole collection.

Dimensions: Cups – 7.5cm tall x 8cm in diameter; Saucer – 14.5cm in diameter

Price: R240 for the set

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Top view of Poole Twintone cups & saucers

Top view of Poole Twintone cups & saucers

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Poole Twintone cup & saucer with matchbox

Poole Twintone cup & saucer with matchbox

Pair of Poole Casserole Dishes – SOLD

31 Oct

Pair of Poole Twintone casserole dishes

Pair of Poole Twintone casserole dishes

I was very lucky to find this pair of Poole Twintone casserole dishes! Poole is one of those names that most people know and can identify, and as a result tends to get snapped up very quickly! It’s also rare to find a pair, and the fact that they’re in near mint condition is obviously also a big bonus! The Twintone range was first introduced by Poole in the 1930s and continued to be produced right through to the ’80s. The maker’s mark on this particular pair of ‘mushroom and sepia’ casserole dishes date them to the early 1970s, which makes them relatively new when it comes to Poole ware, and is probably one of the reasons that they’re in such good nick. But I have no issue with the fact that they’re later than a lot of the Poole pieces I’ve sold in the past – they’re just as attractive and having been so well looked after will last you for years to come – provided that you care for them well!

Dimensions: Each dish measures 23cm in diameter x 11cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R160 each

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Part Poole Twintone Tea Set – SOLD

10 Sep

Part Poole Twintone coffee set

Part Poole Twintone tea set

First launched in the 1940s, Poole’s Twintone series of glazes proved hugely popular, continuing to be produced right through to the 1980s. This combination of pale turquoise and mottled grey (named Ice Green & Seagull by Poole) was one of five pre-war colour combinations to be introduced when Twintone first made its appearance in the 1940s. The shape, designed by John Adams in the 1930s, is called Streamline, and was produced until 1962 when it was replaced by the Contour range. I wish that this set was more complete, but going on these dates this particular set is a minimum of 50 years old, so I suppose we’re lucky that any of the pieces have survived! And the bits that have are in a lovely condition, with no crazing, chips or cracks. The milk jug and sugar bowl are disproportionately small in relation to the cups and saucers, so I think that they were probably intended for the espresso cups from the same Streamline series, but being the same colour they still work well as a set.

A beautiful bit of porcelain from one of England’s most respected names in vintage pottery.

Dimensions:

  • Milk jug– 6.5cm in diameter (at its widest) x 6.5cm tall
  • Sugar bowl – 5cm in diameter (at its widest) x 7cm tall
  • Cup – 9cm in diameter (at its widest) x 5.5cm tall
  • Saucer – 14.5cm in diameter

Prices:

  • Milk jug & sugar bowl – R110 for the pair
  • Cups & saucers – R110 for the pair/
  • R200 for the full set

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Pair of Small Poole Twintone Pots – SOLD

28 May

Pair of Poole Pottery pots

Pair of Poole Pottery pots

I think that Poole Pottery is probably one of the most contemporary feeling of the retro designs out there. Despite being produced decades ago, their designs translate perfectly into a modern setting, and if you didn’t know any better you could easily mistake them for something that was produced today. I love the Twintone range that was first introduced in the 1930s and continued to be sold right through to the early 1980s. This is a particularly nice colour combo, with the rather sombre blue highlighting the crispness of the white glaze. There’s a tiny chip on the base of the small hot water pot, and a minor manufacturing defect on the larger coffee pot, but for the most part they’re a very clean pair.

A great gift for a collector of Poole Pottery, or anyone who has a passion for retro ceramics.

Dimensions: Coffee pot – 10cm in diameter (at its widest) x 15cm tall; Hot water pot – 8cm in diameter (at its widest) x 14cm tall

Price: Coffee pot – R150; Hot water pot – R130 / R260 for the pair

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1960s Poole Teapot – SOLD

25 Mar

Poole Pottery Contour teapot

Poole Pottery Contour teapot

Poole Pottery has to be one of Britain’s most famous names in ceramics. I’m a massive fan of their famous twintone matte glazes which make their pieces so easily identifiable, yet I didn’t recognise this great teapot as Poole when I first spotted it. The colour is quite different to most of the Poole ware that you see around, and while I’m sure that I’ve seen this shape before, it’s definitely not the most common. Designed in 1963 by one of Poole’s in-house designers, Robert Jefferson, the Contour range replaced the earlier (and better known) Streamline design. I love the rather unusual angle of the handle, and the contrast of the blue and white glazes. This is a great piece for a collector of retro ceramics, or anyone who loves great design!

Price: R160

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