Friday, August 13, 2010

Copeland Spode Byron Series, quartered sandwich plate No 1

Copeland Spode's quatered plate from the Spode's Byron series No 1 c1931 - 1969.  It is almost octagonal in shape,  and  divided into 4 sections.  Most of the sellers date these plates to the 1930s, but then they would.

This backstamp was used from circa 1891 and into the next century according to this website.

Nancy and her Daily Dish blog knows how to take Spode seriously.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Trent Art Ware pink and cream vase, circa 1950s

Trent Art Ware was a brand name of Bakewell Bros pottery at  McDonaldtown, NSW.  According to Aussiepottery the Trent Art Ware name was introduced in the early 1950s, though the shapes had been produced from the 1930s under the name "Newtone".  The Bakewell pottery closed in 1955.

The handles of this vase have a simple twist.

I've had this vase for many years, probably picked up in an op shop in the early 1980s.

The bottom stamp, showing that the vase was "Made in Australia". 

There are some interesting Australian pottery websites, including Australian Decorative Pottery,  and Australian Pottery.

This post was edited on 8 Sep 2010 after some helpful comments by Tim.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wilkinson Ltd Royal Staffordshire Potteries, 1910+

This was one of the platters that came from Max's mother's estate, and because of the 1910+ date given, I think it likely that it was one of her mother's wedding gifts.  It used to come out on special occasions at Max's Mum's.

 This is the backstamp, used from 1910.  I don't now what the pattern is.  The colour of the pattern is a dark orange.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Royal Doulton Flowers and Poplars pattern dinner plate

The flowers may be anemones with poplars in the background.  The rim is painted in dark green. The backstamp and impressed number of 34 seem to indicate that the plate dates from 1934.

I bought this in a little antique shop in Block Arcade many years ago for Max's birthday one year, but I think I liked it more than he did.