Egg cups by Poole

tea & eggs 50s style!Poole egg cup set,
made in England 1954

Poole is a very well-known pottery; it started operating in Dorset, England in 1873 – and continues today. All Poole is now highly collectible- but I am particularly fond of the pottery produced between the 30s and 60s.

This Poole egg cup set is in the twintone colourway [THEIR term] ‘Seagull and Teal’. The teal makes for a nice connection with the tea caddy. The ’seagull’ is a lovely mottled pinky-creamy-colour. The five piece set is in excellent condition; the plate under the egg cups has circular indentations to help steady the cups.

Bushells tea caddies, tin and mass produced to mark commemorative occasions, are now quite sought after. Here we have her Maj, Prince Philip and both countries’ flags to mark Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953. This caddy has now sold.

The Poole egg cup set is for sale: $AU75

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Coronation tin

Coronation tin [1953]Coronation tea tin
made in England 1953

A “souvenir casket presented by the Barnsley British Cooperative Society to commemorate the coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, June 1953.” OK- my mistake; it’s not a tin, it’s a ‘casket.’

And what a casket! It’s octagonal; on the front [natch]– that’s Mr H. Wilde J.P., on the back, Windsor Castle. One side lists the Progress Society Members from 1862 – 1952 and the other the Board of Directors for 1953. No surprises here- all men and our dear Mr Wilde is top of the list!

The remaining four sides are given over to various flags… but one just can’t take one’s eyes off Mr H. Wilde J.P.  What a dreamboat…Wilde by name, and wild by ….even if that little bit of rust in his forehead seems to suggest he is sectarian.

The ‘casket’ is in good shape for its age and just look at how well it performs duty as a vase. The lid is still tight-fitting [Mr H wouldn’t have it any other way.]

The casket is for sale: $AUD70

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