50s Roses

Rose plate collection, 1950sRose plates
made in England & Australia 1950s

My idea with the 50s Rose collection is this: collect in a theme [roses] and a date [1950s] – then mass together on a wall.

These ten plates are by Myott, England; Swinnertons, England, Wood & Sons, England and Sovereign pottery, Australia. I collected them all individually, then once a certain mass has been obtained- display them altogether. Some of the plates are paired, and there are four of the ‘squircle’ Sovereign Pottery plates: arrange them randomly or in groups to fit the space available.

Start you own Rose collection today; or add to an existing collection- the plates are for sale: $AUD100

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Swinnertons ‘Moonglo’ dinner plates [sold]

moonglo dinner platesSwinnertons Nestor Vellum ‘Moonglo’ dinner plates
made in England, c.1950s

I recently posted some Nestor Vellum ‘Moonglo’ cups & saucers and side plates– the Moonglo refers to the beautiful 50s colours, but what does Nestor Vellum refer to? Hellkatdesigns [a fantastic blog out of Melbourne] noted that Nestor was a mythological Greek sage- I figured out that vellum is parchment…but that’s as far as we’ve got.

So- here’s seven beautiful Moonglo plates to go with the cup & saucers and side plates. I absolutely love the colours. It’s mix ‘n’ match at its best.

For sale: $AUD75

Swinnertons tea for two [sold]

moonglo tea setSwinnertons Nestor Vellum ‘Moonglo’ cups and saucers and side plates
made in England, c.1950s

Swinnertons is also a pottery that produced out of Staffordshire, England – where so much pottery seems to originate. This collection is ‘Moonglo’- a delightful epithet that relates to the colours- here we see’ Moonglo Pink’, ‘Moonglo Green’, ‘Moonglo Blue’…you get my drift. I have been unable to deduce why the set is called ‘Nestor Vellum’ – vellum being a type of parchment, but I don’t know what the Nestor refers to. Does anybody else?

The crockery was made in this mix ‘n’ match colour series as a practical way to solving replacement pieces. If you broke a piece you had a number of different colours [eight in all] to choose from. Very modernist. And how funky are those colours?

This set of two cups & saucers and matching side plates are for sale: $AUD55