Poole platter, serving dish and aperitif dish
made in England, 1960s.
Poole is a very well known pottery, which started operating in Dorset, England in 1873 – and continues today. I am particularly fond of the pottery produced between the 30s and 60s.
Poole is well known for its ‘Twintone’ pottery– their expression – a simple, stylish contrast of two colours. These three pieces are from the twintone series C104: sky blue & dove grey.
I have featured Poole before, and other twintone colourways – the elegant 50s and 60s styling and the deep pastel colours and very beautiful. Poole is very collectable, and there are many websites devoted to it’s fandom.
These three pieces are in excellent vintage condition, and are for sale: $AU75
Westminster ‘Sierra’ platter
made in Australia, 1962
Despite both exotic names [Westminster, evoking England] and Sierra [evoking America] this platter with it’s gay 60s abstract flowers was made in Australia.
Westminster started making souvenirware under the name Stanley Rogers & Sons in Melbourne in 1954. They imported blank ceramic pieces from Japan which they then decorated locally. By the 60s the name was changed to Westminster Fine China – to suggest a longer and more illustrious history – and a much larger range of tea sets and dinner sets where produced. These were decorated with bright, abstract flower arrangements [sometimes in very 60s and 70s gaudy colours.] On the whole, this platter in the ‘Sierra’ pattern is quite restrained.
The platter is in good vintage condition, and is for sale: $25