Thanks for visiting my website. I've closed the guest book for a while as
I don't have enough time to maintain it at the moment. Comments from
previous visitors are saved below.
message: Hello Rob
Just found website. Great. I have a small collection, pride of place is a vase by Jane Brewer, 'Puffins at Portland' . Looking to increase collection.
name: Robert J R Young
message: Hi Rob, my Great Grandfather was James Radley Young. I have just found your website and have enjoyed looking through it albeit too briefly. I will return when I have more time, but just wanted to say hi and well done with all of this. I have a good collection myself and will be back to chat more sometime.
Rob, It's great to hear from someone with family connections to the very early
days of Poole Pottery, and its nice to know you also collect Poole also.
Best wishes, Rob
message: Thanks for the fantastic information on your site - just identified a 352 pot, xp/sweet pea by Winifred Collett.
name: Gail M.
From: Brampton, Ontario
message: Great site - lots of information available.
I just purchased a shape 32 by Loretta Leigh and I
noticed that she only painted for one year 1970. I
didn't see any other pieces on your site in that color or pattern
From: Melbourne, Australia
message: Thanks Rob. I'm new to Poole and after studying your site now I feel like a minor expert!
From: Wimborne Minster
message: Just added a Lamp (443 / WS) to my collection. Thanks for a great site.
From: New York City, US
message: Thanks very much for putting so much effort and time into beautifully sharing your deep knowledge & passion for Poole! I am so happy to have been a visitor-& will surely be a regular.
I just scored a beauty of an 84 Vase yesterday & came directly here to see if I could confirm that it's a Nellie Bishton (I thought) & what years. I'd love to share a couple images.
Simone, Thank you for visiting. If you want to share any photos of your vase
please feel free to email me. There's a link at the bottom of the page.
name: Evon Aherne (ne Randall)
From: Fuengirola, Spain
message: Hello Rob, I have managed to hang on to some of my Poole pottery collection that I acquired originally when I was working in the show rooms at Poole Pottery between 1961 and 1964. I was put in charge of, what was called the studio
ware, in a new area created especially for it. I left in December 1964 just at the takeover of Pilkingtons. I have some original trial pieces, a 10 inch vase individually decorated by Robert Jefferson, which was given to me as a leaving present is particularly interesting. Thought you may be interested in a little history. Thanks for your time Evon Aherne
Evon, thank you commenting in the guest book here. I love hearing any stories
from People who were connected with Poole Pottery, and you worked there at such
an exciting period. Your Robert Jefferson Vase Sounds quite
spectacular. What a lovely leaving present. Best wishes, Rob
name: Teresa smith
message: HI interesting site I too was a delphis painter the same time as Wendy smith Beverly mantel , val pulled and Ron was upstairs in the studio with Cynthia..etc I think for a year or so as was approx 16/17 at the time.. So my initials were TS have pieces still that I made though have not seen in any books a note of this as part of the delphis painters ta that period of time.? who should I contact to find out more?
Teresa, thank you for getting in touch. Over the years a few of the Poole
painters have been in touch with me via the website and its always a joy to hear
from someone who was there working at the pottery during such an exciting
period. Actually I have heard your name before, on a list of painters
names, compiled by the Poole Pottery Collectors Club, who's marks have not been
recorded in the Hayward and Atterbury book. It would be great to see an example
of your mark if you are able to send a photo, I should think Leslie Hayward and
the Collectors Club would also really be interested to include you on their
lists. You can find the collectors club online and although I haven't made
any contact with Leslie Hayward, but I think some of the collectors that I do
know will be able to pass on your details to him too. The guest book here
isn't the easiest way to communicate, but right at the bottom of my web pages
there is a "contact me" link which will let you have my email address
if you wanted to contact me that way. Best wishes, Rob
From: Hythe, Kent
message: Keep dipping into this amazing site: it's akin to the Tardis. Congratulations. I too fell in love with Poole by default in the form of a pin dish gift (49, BN LL, POOLE over a dolphin England below).Thanks to your site I'm learning a great deal about the other pieces I now have!
From: Westerville, OH
message: Wow what an ambitious and fabulous website. You are the man! Thank you so much for all the information!
From: Ottawa, Canada
message: Quite an eyeful of great Poole Pottery from beginning to end!! You are a true top collector and its just great that you share your super finds and passion for Poole with all of us out here in the web wonderland! Finding your website last year in '13 started me off on my growing Poole Pottery collection. Many thanks for the push in the right direction!!
My Aunt Phyllis Allen was a paintress at Poole in the late 20's until mid 30's. The Allen family's home and coal business was just opposite the original Poole Pottery site along Poole Quay. Not too far to go to work for Phyl. I have about 10 pieces of her artwork now....from Ebay this year. Like you started with the later Poole Pottery pieces and graduated to the older orig. Art Deco pots etc. More interesting and decorative to me.
From: Wallingford, CT USA
message: I am so very happy to have found your website. The content is so interesting and helpful. The photographs are beautiful.
I know so very little about Poole Pottery. I only became aware of it a few days ago when I happened to see some items for sale. I immediately fell in love with items. I am in the process of scheduling an appointment with the seller to see the items. The information I've found here has been so helpful. I will be more confident about making a decision to buy (or not) and at what price. Thank you!
From: Broadstairs, Kent
message: Rob, your site is such a wealth of information - and so beautifully presented. It is invaluable when I am researching my items. I just wanted to record a big thank you and let you know how much it is appreciated.
message: Good evening,
I have 2 Poole plates and I would like to know how much they worth, it would be nice if you can help me.
One plate is small, 10 cm diameter the number on the back is 49, and the other plate is oval, 30 by 20 ish and the number on the back is 91.
Thank you very much for your time.
Its sounds like
your plates are either from the Delphis or Aegean ranges that Poole made in the
later 1960's and 1970's. The prices these sell for depends quite a lot on
the individual designs as they are all so different. Depending on what you
have I think your small plate could be worth anything from £10 to £60,
your larger oval plate a little but more. If you wanted to send a photo
via the "Contact me" link at the botom of the page I could probably
tell you more. Best wishes, Rob
message: Rob this is an amazing website! You've inspired me to learn more about a pottery which has always been a part of the family! Being from a Poole family and, as a child, seeing the factory in full production
your knowledge has enriched me and our families small collection of Poole pieces!
Keep on collecting and we need your wonderful 'virtual' museum to help and inspire us!
message: HI. What a super site for poole collectors really chuffed to see some of my collection shown.
message: Lovely to see recent pictures in Your Pots, groups of deco Poole are always delightful.
message: Guild crafts (poole) ltd. Two small pin trays one circular and one 4 sided but not square each showing a kingfisher. Can you help me date and also is this poole pottery.
Crafts (Poole) Ltd.", a company that I think traded in Torquay until 1987.
I think they were in business for a decade or so. I don't know very much
about them but I think they must have been making pottery in Poole, but were not
one example of their production that I reall quite like here www.robspoolepottery.co.uk/Poole_Pottery_Marks.htm#Look-a-likes
From: Coral Springs, FL USA
message: Wonderful photos, thorough information. I so enjoyed my time on this site. I didn't know very much about Poole pottery. I leave, knowing I'll return to this site, to continue my exploration. Certainly going to pass on this web address.
From: Reus, Tarragona, Spain
message: Whilst browsing in a second-hand shop the other day, I came across a beautiful piece of Poole Pottery. From your website I can see
it's part of a Twintone coffee set , the sugar bowl, to be precise. There is a pattern of a dolphin engraved underneath.Just to say thanks to your website I was able to identify the piece, it was designed by the artisan Robert Jefferson.
message: Hi Rob.
I have not looked at your website for sometime.
I am currently bidding on a small freeform vase and the seller makes reference to your site.
It is a great site and acts as a good reference book.
There are patterns I have never seen in my time as a dealer and collector of poole pottery.
A friend of mine recently viewed your site and now has me looking for a vase he saw in the fauna gallery.
I will pass your website details to the Poole Collectors club unless you have already done this?
message: Great site Rob. I used to work for Poole Pottery in the 60's. My best friend from school is Margaret Anderson, who painted some of the Delphis ware. We are still in touch after 50 years!
Good Poole Pottery auctions at Cottees in Wareham.
Sain, thank you for leaving a comment. Its always great to hear from
people who worked at Poole and so nice your still in touch with Margaret.
The site has put me in contact with a few of the Delphis painters over the years
and always so nice to hear any Poole related stories.
have a brooch that is stamped Poole England and has a style number B4. I
have tried to identify the artist who designed it, all i have come
up is a couple of designs that are different to mine. I think it could be
a rare piece and i would like to know if it is and who the designer was. Please
can you help me or point me in the right direction...Kind Regards Danielle
Danielle, I'm sorry I cant identify the artist but from the link you sent me the
vase is from the living glaze range
name: Ann Marie
From: Co. Laois
message: I picked up a small brown & cream vase at a car boot sale many years. It says POOLE and underneath England which is inside a rectangle and I think it could be a flower and A18 beside it.
Ann Marie, Ireland
be the shape number and the A indicated that your vase is from the Atlantis
range, produced in the Poole Studio in the 1970s, the flower might be the mark
used by the potter Beatrice Bolton who worked from 1972-74. Sounds like a
nice pot to find in a car boot sale.
31 December 2013
From: Canberra, Australia
message: Great website Rob - I'm very impressed. I have built up my collection of twintone (mushroom and sepia) over the years - it's my favourite. I'd love to visit the UK to find some more. Your website has really inspired me to keep going. Thank you for pulling all this great info together.
16 November 2013
message: Fantastic information. I have learned such a lot. Bought a little preserve pot with a lid at a junk shop for
£1 and found out the age and that Hilda Trim decorated it....Amazing!. Nice to have its history. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
13 November 2013
From: Rugeley. UK
message: This is BRILLIANT as it helped me identify painters mark's from items bought in auction to sell on Ebay. You're now in my favourites Rob!!
09 November 2013
From: Peterborough, UK
message: What a brilliant website, love all the photos and the detailed history. The marks pages is exactly what I was looking for, but the places Poole can be seen I didn't expect, but now I may go visiting them. Thank you very much Rob, whoever you are
23 October, 2013
message: Hello, I was washing a vase I have had for about 35 years, since a friend gave it to me when her mother was "downsizing" and for the first time I noticed it has a mark - "Carter Stabler Adams Ltd Poole England" and a number scratched in - 211. I googled the company name and I think your website is excellent!. I have always loved the shape and colour of this vase. I'm thrilled to find it's Poole pottery and of an age. Thank you so much - I shall probably follow this up in detail.
name: wessex bird of prey rescue
message: Nice site, have just sold a one off hand painted Barred Owl on E bay which was donated by Poole Pottery 7 years ago
It sold for £1000
Not bad seeing to valuations put it at £350 and £400 (although both stated as a one off it could raise considerably more)
Date: 06 February, 2013
Hi Rob,Fantastic site, lots of information just what I need, trying to build a collection,
I love the Delphis, just love it all really, well nearly all.Thanks again for all the info.
Date: 17 January, 2013
Excellent site! I have just started collecting Poole pottery and found your information very interesting
and comprehensive. I have book marked it and know that I will be referring to it often.
You have inspired me to really continue with this new hobby.
Date: 14 January, 2013
Hello, a great website! My parents collected Poole, I bought them various pieces and started my own collection. When they died I kept the pieces I liked, gave some to a friend and sold the rest. Now adding to my own collection again - I especially love the purple colour used in the designs c1930.
Date: 29 December, 2012
Really informative and useful site. Have enjoyed reading your buying tips and much else about this fascinating subject. Many thanks for sharing your expert knowledge so generously.
Date: 06 November, 2012
WOW WHAT A WONDERFUL SITE, HAVE JUST USED IT TO IDENTIFY 3 OR 4 PIECES OF TRADITIONAL POOLE THAT I AM LISTING ON EBAY SOON. GREAT TO BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE THEM PROPERLY. LOVE THE LEO THE LION DESCRIPTION OF THE V PATTERN, CAN SEE IT NOW!!
Date: 29 October, 2012
Congratulations on a great site! Just bought a vase from a charity shop; your data base enabled me to identify the factory mark (21), paintress (Norah Preston), and date (1934). Thank you.
From: Newcastle UK
Date: 27 September, 2012
Thank you for helping to educate me re Poole spent a very pleasant hour browsing
your site I have collected Poole for a few years now not to the same degree as
yourself but got a few bits my trouble is I collect lots of things don’t seem
able to stick to one but always been fond of Poole very colourful and diverse
and it’s amazing how when people find you collect they all want to give or
sell you odd bits they have, Now that brings me to my question do you know why
the plate shield has 2 numbers 91 and 92 I have them both but always wondered
why. Regards Boots
for your nice comments. I'm not sure I can answer your question though, as
I've only seen 91s before. sometimes the numbers done print properly so 81
can look like 31, but I cant see that been the case here. I wonder if
someone just marked then with the wrong number, it was probably hard to remember
which to use as there isn't very much logic to the numbering, that I can make
From: Edmonton AB
Date: 23 September, 2012
I just bought a Contemporary vase at auction and sent a photo to my friend. He sent me your link: fantastic. I have a collection of Traditional, Contemporary, and Delphis. You are now on my "Favorites" list
From: newport pagnell
Date: 18 August, 2012
Hi rob i have just spent the best part of a day looking around your
website TERRIFIC!. I bet your proud of it very informative &well structured.
glad someone has offered their knowledge to one &all . Well done rob
Date: 25 July, 2012
hi enjoyed looking at your site, I have a interesting Poole Romany caravan with
horse ornament I cant find anything anywhere that comes close to it, have you
any ideas? I have enjoyed looking at what you have put on your site. thanks.
Hi Geraldine, sorry for the delay in getting back
to you, I was on holiday. I don't think I've seen an ornament like you
describe either. though I Am a bit narrow in focusing on Poole just from a few
periods. Hope you can find out more from somewhere. Rob
Date: 13 July, 2012
Enjoyed reading this greatly. I am a lover of the Delphis range and wish to
expand my knowledge more. Your site has certainly helped. Thanks
From: fairfield, california USA
Date: 08 July, 2012
I was so pleased with your site, so much great information, thank-you for
sharing all your knowledge.
From: Hastings, New Zealand
Date: 22 April, 2012
Great site. You have an amazing collection.
From: New Zealand
Date: 15 April, 2012
Thank you for fantastic, detailed website. It helped in indentifying my
Date: 12 April, 2012
Hi Rob, i found your site very interesting and useful. I am interested in buying
some Poole pieces and wanted to do some research first, yours seemed to be the
only easy to access site offering up loads of info
Hi Emma, good luck with starting your
Date: 25 March, 2012
1st time visitor to your site,really interesting & informative but your link
to the "V&A's online database" doesn't work at all.
Thanks, Hilary, Coulsdon Surrey.
Hi Hilary, thanks for spotting that - all
Date: 21 February, 2012
i have a twin tone full dinner set that has three colours. the mark is either
o100 or 0100
my question is the set has pieces with 3 colours. peach handles, ice cream
inside and classic blue outside.
my mum collected the materials since 1942. onwards
i will send a photo, but i have to wash the entire set before I photo it all
does the twin tone set have 3 colours
Hi Al, Poole made a few different ranges of
tableware, most of which are not represented on this site, so yours might not be
twintone. If you want to email me a photo using the "contact me"
link above then I'll do my best to identify it, Rob
Date: 12 December, 2011
Hi Rob I have a small lidded jar stamped Poole England also with marks 527 a slash /RE and a squiggle that looks like a "W: with a curl at the top and a dot in the middle. Can you tell me
Hi Trish, could you send me a photo by email I
can reply easier that way too - you can get my email from the "Contact
me" link above or at the very bottom of this page, Rob
Date: 19 November, 2011
I purchased a small plate at a jumble sale with the poole pottery stamp on the bottom, under the stamp is the number 5 and beside it is what looks like a capital letter L.It has a very nice rim on the front and the picture is two dimensional of two field mice in wheat . Also on the front are what looks likes the
letter B and underneath N.Your website shows that the type of stamp Poole stamp was used from
1924 to 1950 but I haven't been able to find this exact plate. it is small about 4 to 5 inches across.
I would appreciate any information you could give me about this plate
I think your plate is made from stoneware and
was designed by Barbara Lindsey Adams in the early 1980's. There are a few
very slightly different impressed stamps reading "Poole England" some
of which are not on my list yet, so sorry if I have added to any
confusion. The other mark will be the painters mark, but I'm not really
very knowledgeable about this period. Thanks for contacting me, best
Date: 31 October, 2011
Hello from Minnesota (USA)! What a wonderful site you have. I think Poole pottery items are just beautiful. I haven't been collecting for long but I love what I have so far. My SPECIAL piece is an Oliver Bourne "Sugar for the Birds" box with lid I believe this to be a cigarette box?? I've seen the plate online but I haven't seen this box anywhere. Thank you for such a great and informative website. I'll check in often.
Date: 31 October, 2011
Very informative site. However we can't find the item we have or any thing like it. It is a basket with a handle made according to the mark between 1952 and 1955. We cannot trace the painter. We have photos - do you think you could help?
Hi Judi, my collection only gives a limited view
of the range of pots that Poole made over the years. I'm always happy to
help identify pots though. My email address is at the bottom of the page.
Date: 07 October, 2011
This is a special website and I so hope you will keep updating it from time to
time. I am a recent convert to Poole, and spend way longer than I should
checking ebay for pieces to add to my collection of twintone (ice green and
seagull) and freeform featherdrift. I love the "your pots"
section, and one day will add a photograph to it.
Thanks Susie, Its always good to see photos of
other peoples collections so will look forward to adding yours one day, Rob
Date: 12 September, 2011
I found your site while searching for paintings of Patrick Heron and found
"Reclining Nude on Iron Bed" here. I was born near Park Gates in Poole
and went to Poole Grammar School. Poole Pottery, especially the factory and
seconds shop on the quay, is part of the background music of my life. I was very
sad that the quayside factory had to go.
Date: 18 August, 2011
Thanks for this fascinating and informative site. It's helpful to see how the designs (shapes and patterns) progressed and changed over the years. Also to be able to put a date on a vase left to me by a relative. (I'm not really in a position to buy at present the eBay link could be useful.)
Date: 26 July, 2011
Great site lots of lovely pots!! I picked up a Robert Jefferson
"Black Pebble" tea set from a car boot sale a couple of years ago, it
is my prize possession!! the feel of the galze and quality of the printed design
is amazing. The cups,saucers and plate are in perfect condition probably
unused, the teapot has a couple of small chips in the spout but only minor and I
guess could be rstored easily? I'll follow your collection with interest.
Date: 17 July, 2011
Have been watching your collection grow for some time now , great fun , and
reasurrig to know others have a similar affliction as myself . Love all the
comments on the blog about "slippery slopes" , very familiar to me .
Thanks for sharing your adventure
Thanks Mark, A|ways nice to know folks are
reading all this stuff. As a fellow collector if you ever want to share
some photos of pots I'd be happy to post them on here.
From: Cwmbran, UK
Date: 29 June, 2011
Thank you Rob for both a fantastic site and a swift response yesterday to my
questions. Keep up the good work, I learnt a lot from the info you
From: Alberta, Canada
Date: 27 June, 2011
THANK YOU for the great site it was very easy to navigate and the information
was very helpful! I didn't even know what Poole is until I recently
purchased a tea service. I just loved the look of it so I bought it.
It's the Feather Drift pattern and now I can work on replacing the chipped
saucer. Thank you again!
From: NSW Australia
Date: 21 June, 2011
A wonderul site, spent a couple of hours browsing and learning. Thankyou for
sharing your knowledge and passion!
Date: 24 May, 2011
Hello! Very good job(this site)! Thank you man.
Date: 19 May, 2011
Rob. I have got what I presume (from your v helpful Site) are 3 Delphis
plates. I note you say that these started to be retailed in the mid
1960's. I remember my mother and father buying them when we spent a week
in Bournmouth on holiday when I was a kid (maybe directly from the Poole
factory?). I was about 13 or 14 or so at the time - so this would
have been around 1960, maybe 1961. Does that make sense - was the Delphis
design around at the very start of the 1960's? One has 4 written on on it
and is initialed - like L7, but not quite - the 7 is lower than the L. The
other two are number 3 and signed like a W, but with an A on top, and the other
signed like a J but with an arrow pointing downwards at the top right.
Hi Bill, thanks for your comment. It's
nice to have pottery that's been in the family so long from new. The very
earliest Delphis style pieces are from about 1962 and these would have a back
stamp that reads "Poole Studio". If yours have this mark then
they could sate form the start of the 1960 and would also be much more valuable
and collectable than the later ones. The name "studio" was
dropped in 1966, so if your plates just read "Poole England" with the dolphin
picture then they date after then. I can't think what the marks might be
but if you want to send an email with a photo- via the "contact me"
link above - I'd be happy to help. Best wishes, Rob
From: san diego, ca. usa
Date: 16 May, 2011
thanks for the site i finally matched my vase. it is number 354 OR
pattern by gertie warren 1922-1927
Date: 14 May, 2011
Thanks for your fantastic site-I was trying to identify a bowl & now know it
is ROC pattern shape 431 by Alfred Read & Diane Holloway from 1952-58
Date: 18 April, 2011
Hi. Haven't visited for a while and the collection has improved since the last
time I looked. Keep up the good work.
From: Barnham West Sussex
Date: 31 March, 2011
First of all THANK YOU for so much information!
I have a few bits of Poole and could not find anything about the tiny bowl and
lid my mum gave to me years ago. From your informaton I have found that it was
made between 1952 - 55 (as old as me!!), by Sheila Jenkins (1949-61) On the base
of the pot are the numbers 527?? Thanks again
From: Milton Keynes
What a wonderful resource for collectors you have created Rob! I'm really glad I
found your website, the photos of the decorators marks are particularly useful
to me as new collector.
Having been born and raised in Poole in the late forties, the name Poole Pottery
always takes me back to those times. My mother had quite a few pieces which were
in daily use. I have three of the wall ducks. This site of yours is excellent.
It makes interesting browsing.You have certainly put in a lot of time and
effort. Well done.
Being new to collecting Poole pottery this is a great site for information to
help me through all the pitfalls of collecting. Have you thought of writing a
book? " Starting a Poole pottery collection". Something for you to
Hi Rosemary, thank you for writing that, I'm
glad you've found the site helpful. I'm flattered that you think I'd make
an auther, though not sure I really have the expertise for that myself. Best
Name: Jean Matthews
It was nice seeing my old friends, I loved my time working at Poole Pottery. I
am now married, Have three children and seven grandchildren. My name now is
Matthews nee Millership.
Hello Jean - Thank you for leaving a comment. I'm
glad you found my site. Hearing from you and also Janet Parker Laird really
makes it worth while. I'd always welcome any thoughts of ideas you have for the
site. Best wishes, Rob
Name: Janet Parker Laird
Well done, as usual a very well photographed site. Really nice to see such an
important designer being recognised .
From: Melbourne Australia
This is a very useful & interesting site.
Great site will spend sometime browsing. Are you a member of the collectors
club? There are loads of interesting photos on the gallery well worth a visit.
From: Bedford U.K
What a brilliant site this is for poole pottery so easy to read and find what
you need and the host Rob is very good at his knowledge on poole pottery love
coming back to look at his wares and the help he gives you brilliant
Hello Rob, I was delighted to come across your website this morning.
I've got a few pieces of Poole pottery off Ebay over the last year, I buy them
to use in my kitchen because I love the shapes and glazes. I just bought a
freeform butter dish and was trying to find out more about it when I found you.
The time line and introduction to different styles is great.
Thanks for taking the time to create the site, I'm sure I'll be back.
From: Newcastle u Lyme
A vey nice collection, I wouldn't mind it myself. Well described too. Have
just been down to Poole to drool over their collection. I have been collecting
for a number of years and saw my first piece of Traditional Poole at a friends
house way back in the very early 50's. My mother started to collect small pieces
and eventually gave them to me and I have enlarged (both ways) my collection and
just love it but I try to restrain my spending, the most I have spent is a £100
on one item. Regards.
Thanks for all the work you have put in on this site. I saw some poole pottery
in an auction recently and wish I had made a higher bid. If had seen your site
before I would have been better informed. I will come back to this site again.
Thanks for your help i've just got my first three poole items to start my
collecting and your site helped me to get started
Absolutely fabulous site!! I searched for ages for the information I
needed, and you had it all the time. FANTASTIC - you will be one of my
favourites. Thanks for your dedication.
I think the site is well worth the effort put into it, the content is very
informative, even though I could not find my particular artists mark on the bowl
I have, which is underneath my banana's
Hi Barry, thanks for that - I bet your banana's are shown off
at their best. If you want to email a photo of the painters mark on your bowl, I'd be happy to post it either with a name or as a yet unidentified
From: Auckland New Zealand
I have a Poole Black Pebble set:
2 x platters
6 x cups & saucers
6 x dinner plates
6 x side plates
6 x salad plates
6 x desert plates
1 x gravy boat and saucer
2 x tereines (I hope this is the right spelling) with lids
What else is there? I know there is the coffee pot and Tea pot, sugar bowl and
soup bowls....where can I buy these items.??
Name: shugden antiques
Brilliant & helpful site, a great labour of love. many thanks Robb
Name: Barbara Hay
From: Adelaide South Australia
Rob - apart from the book "Poole Pottery" Edited by Paul Atterbury. -
your site has been the most visual, informative & fun site I have come
across - I purchase Poole, mainly delphis on eBay & on sell it at a local
Auction house here in South Australia - comes all the way from UK & never a
broken piece, I suspect Sellers are daunted by the distance & package well +
Poole is sturdy. My true collecting love is Moorcroft, William only, buy I often
drool over Poole pieces from the Art deco era - Congratulations again on your
fantastic site & thank you for sharing you Poole expertise
From: Dudley, West Midlands
Hi Rob, have just come across your site by accident - just looking at Poole
items on ebay. We have been collecting Poole Pottery for over 20 years and
have a large collection of mainly delphis pieces. My husband has a small
collection of Atlantis which is his baby! Your site is amazing and you
will definitely be put on our favourites list. When I get the time I will send
you some photos of our collection
From: Perth Australia
Hi there I have just been looking at your site, it is brilliant!! I have a
fairly large collection of delphis (about 50 pieces at last count) they range
from small pin dishes through to chargers and a very large carved vase. I fell
in love with my first piece over 20 years ago now and still get excited when I
come across a piece somewhere (a lot more rare now). I will be visiting again,
thankyou for putting this site together.
From: Auckland, New Zealand
Great site, thanks. I have a couple of pieces of Poole Delphis. Just
love the bright colours, Carol Cutler and Jean Millership
are favourite artists, and I have a round poole vase by Angela .....forgot the
I love the yellow pin dish that is your "motto" if that's the
right word. Silly question, is it for sale or part of your current
Will continue to visit, but if you do have a Jean Millership pin dish with
bright yellow and/or bright orange, I would be an interested party!!
From: kingston upon thames
Hi, I love your site ! I had so many things to do today and I just seem to have
been sitting here for hours looking at all your fabulous pages. It's really
informative and so well put together. I commend you. Thanks for putting together
such a brilliant site. Please keep adding to it.
excellent site, very informative, still plenty to go through, what a great
collection you have, thanks for sharing your knowledge and showing your
Name: Harald Pavely Nødtvedt
From: Skien, Norway
Thanks for an informative website. I'm specially interested in the traditional
period since I happen to be Ruth Pavely's nephew!
Harald Pavely Nødtvedt
Thanks Harald, I'm glad you found the site. It was the
Delphis ware of the 1960's that first got me collecting Poole, but as time has
gone on I've begun to appreciate much more the traditional pieces for their
style and the skill needed to make them. I really treasure the few pots I
have that your Aunt decorated.
Hiya love your Poole pots have you any idea where i can get some omega
pottery? would love a cup and saucer and any other to add to my collection its
very hard to find
Hi Maggie, Glad you
like my pots, I don't have any that date back to the time of Carter and
Co's collaborations with artists from the Omega workshop and I've not seen many
either - I think you must have quite a rare collection.
From: Soham, Nr Ely.
Absolutely invaluable web site and obviously run with passion. Many thanks for
Name: Ewan and Carole
From: Sydney, Australia
Just a quick note to say how impressed we are with your Poole web site - a
friend has just given us the address. We are particularly delighted with
able to see some views of the Poole Museum, that we will make a point of
visiting during our next visit to the UK.
We have been collecting Poole (amongst other things!) for several years now, and
our interest lies mainly in the earliest ware, seeing how quickly the new CSA
partnership transformed the early Carter pieces, that were amazing anyway, into
an astonishing art form.
Thank you for sharing your passion with others.
Ewan and Carole
From: Sydney, Aust.
Great site, good information and links, and some great pictures. Nice
Due to the help I gained from your site I have recently been able to
communicate by email with Mary Albon.
This was mainly due to your list of paintress marks. I am truely grateful for
your wonderful site. Many thanks.
HI ROB, MANY THANKS FOR YOUR EMAIL, YOUR ADVICE IS WELL APPRECIATED AND WILL BE
PUT TO GOOD USE.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE THE PHOTOS ON YOUR SITE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING
This is a really good site, thanks, I have now precisely identified my 1974/5
Delphis vase, and know who decorated it!
What an excellent site! I have added it to my favourites and I look forward to
spending more time looking through all the material you offer.
From: Savannah, Georgia
I did some research on your site, which is fabulous by the way. I think
the marks are as follows:
EE for the pattern designed by Nelllie Bishton (1927 - 32), and a circle with a
line through it which I think stands for Eileen Prangnell. There is
another similar mark for Pat Summers, but it is heavier handed.
I am so excited to learn this much.
Thank you for this wonderful website.
From: Savannah, Georgia
I have been researching Poole Pottery because my maiden name is Poole. My
father was born in south Georgia, USA, but I am sure that the ancestors trace
back to Poole England.
I bought a small piece of Poole Pottery on eBay with the initials EE on the
bottom. Any clue as to who that might be?
I started recently collecting Poole pottery and have learned
an enormous amount from your website!
In regards to my last purchase on E-bay, I am not so sure if
it should be considered a success….lol.
I purchased two plates as per below:
As you can see there is no crazing mentioned in either of the
descriptions. My question is: To what extent
does crazing devalue the object? And does the degree of
crazing ( one of the plates has more crazing than the other,
or at least more obvious) influence the price?
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Hi Mariana, Thanks for your kind comments about my website. I'm glad you liked it.
The plates you have there look great. I was tracking them on ebay myself and think i might have bidded on one of them too. I'm sure quite a few other people were bidding alongside us also though.
In terms of the crazing. I think it is a matter of personal preference to some degree. On Delphis, I would almost always expect to see crazing on the coloured glazes. Some like the transparent blues and greens for example are always very visibly crazed. Other colours may have crazing so fine that its imperceptible in most lighting. I personally don't mind any of this.
I am more put off if there is any staining to the clay body which can happen once the glaze crazes, water, cigarette smoke, all sorts of things can stain the porous clay, and this can show through the colours. Given the choice I would also prefer the white areas, at the back of plates and inside vases to be
uncrazed. However a good 50% of my Delphis plates have crazing to the back, so it is very common.
The good news I think is because crazing on the reverse of Delphis plates is so common, I don't think it greatly effects the value. I think also with Delphis, because they're not all that old, if you aimed to collect only uncrazed pieces, there's a good chance that some of them might still begin to craze after you bought them. I think they will do this overtime with changes in humidity and temperature. Plates that are very heavily crazed, I suspect, may have been soaked in water at some point to remove stains, or washed excessively.
Overall I think you've got two good looking plates for reasonable prices.
When listing items on ebay I think a lot of sellers don't mention crazing, and on delphis or older traditional red bodied Poole I just assume that it will be crazed. I think Poole collectors are not meant to mind this. If I'm buying any of the 1050's freeform or any tableware I always ask about crazing if not mentioned as i think those ideally should be
Do you mind if I post your nice comments and part of your question (excluding the lot information) on my site?
Good to hear from you
Name: Peter K
Great site. Very informative.
Have been collecting for a few years now. Still find the occasional good find
here in New Zealand.
Keep it up.
a great site- i had not expected to see 2 of my items at the bottom of your site
linked by a widget.
You are a saved seller because of the quality Poole you sell.
I missed out on the geometric vase today.
Its nice to see your collection with different patterns.
what a great website! I love the colour scheme and the userfriendly
layout,please have a look at
we would be happy to set up a link to this site.
Keep up the great work.
Fantastic site - full of useful info and so user friendly. Thank you!
My wife has some Poole Pottery, which we can't seem to find on your excellent
site, if I can describe it to you as follows, it consists of a Teapot,
Sugar dish, Milk jug and two Cups and Saucers, Floral Design on the outside, and
Brown Coloured on the inside.
The Poole Logo seems to take it to the Fifties, Sixties, but the signature doesn't
seem to match any on your site, so I'm a bit stumped.
Please can you help.
Hi Patrick, Thanks for your kind comments about the site. Poole used
floral designs on tableware right from the 1930's onwards. The combination
of brown colouring inside and painted decoration does suggest to me
1950's. There are a lot of artist marks that as yet I haven't been able to
include on the site. If you have any photo's I'd be happy to have a go at identifying
the pottery you have. The contact email for me is at the page. Good luck, Rob
Date: 10 January 2009
It is always good to see an enthusiasts website, so I was delighted to find this
The site is easy to navigate, nicely laid out and has some lovely
pictures. Keep up the good work Rob, I think you will have some more
treats in store for us.
Date: 04 January 2009
Very interesting and well documented site. Useful information regarding
marks etc. Good photos.
From: West Yorkshire
Date: 26 November 2008
Hi - excellent site and great clear pictures. Think the backstamp/marks section
is very useful!
Keep up the good work :)
Date: 08 November 2008
Hi. Great site- interesting to see a collection featured this way. I have a huge collection of plain and twintone Poole my self- it is the simplicity of the form of the 50s vases and pots I particularly like.