Category Archives: eBay

Poole and Honiton Pottery

More Poole Pottery for sale on eBay; and some Charles Collard Honiton

6005864 300x300 More Poole Pottery for sale on eBay; and some Charles Collard Honiton
Charles Collard Honiton Jug; c1930.

Another tranche of Poole Pottery is now for sale on eBay. As I’ve sorted through boxes I’ve pulled out a few memories. This rather pretty jug caught my eye. I bought it for £5 in 1982 in Brighton. It’s the first bit piece of Honiton I’d bought. I have never worked out whether Poole or Honiton were stealing the other’s ideas. Charles Collard has access to roughly similar clays and he opted for a very naive style. His production values never really approached Poole Pottery’s but he did have an edge when it came down to a down home potting style. The wares are seldom without blemish. And that £5? I probably wouldn’t get £10 today. I still loves it though.

 

Georgian Silver Spoons

You Don’t Need Silver Spoons to Eat Good Food; Georgian Flatware on eBay.

A long day last week photographing silver spoons – proving that if God had wanted us to photograph silver he wouldn’t have made it shiny – from a bag I found in a cupboard.

Silver spoons of this age (early 19th century) have seen some action, and quite intimate action. It occurred to me when giving them a cursory polish there are not many antique items that have so repeatedly been handled and indeed, licked.