Carter and Co Poole Pottery Lion

The Sine qua non of any collection of Poole Pottery surely must be the Carter Tiles Advertising Lion. I understand from Hayward and Atterbury’s ‘Poole Pottery’ that these may have been given by sales reps as ‘goodwill tokens’.

They represent Carter’s earliest incarnation as a manufacturer of encaustic tiles a trade that they never relinquished even through the flashy Art Deco years and the experimental 1960’s.

This was a gift and a mighty fine one too. And probably if I was forced to keep one piece of the Poole Pottery’s output it would be this.

Carter's Tiles Advertising Lion c1910

Carter’s Tiles Advertising Lion c1910

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Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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2 Responses

  1. Nigel Morris says:

    Hi, any idea of the value of the carters poole lion

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