Saturday, 20 September 2014
During the 1930's Poole Pottery made the most sweet and innocent looking ashtrays. Every time I see them on eBay, I'm tempted to buy one. Whether it's the little rowing boat with a central bench formed to rest your fag, or the fledgling bird with outstretched wings and tail feathers again scooped into rests for cigarettes.This one is advertised on eBay now as a Sylvan ware ashtray designed by John Adams and again I'm sorely tempted, despite it having a small chip, but maybe I'll make do with my photoshopped image here, ripped off from the sellers listing. I hope they don't mind, but in case they do here's the link to their eBay page.
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
I'll be taking my pots with me of course, including this sweet EQ pattern egg cup Dorothy James in the early 1930's.