This beautiful work of 1950s British mid-century design is by Poole Pottery. The conch shell form is from the popular Twintone glaze series, in the Peach Bloom and Gull colourway.
This particular twin-tone colourway was introduced in 1953 and went on to become very popular. The glaze carries a soft sheen with the Peach shade a warm, peach-pink and the Gull shade a subtle mottled grey. The gull shade is mentioned in the Poole Twintone book as being like a British sky on a windy day.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Poole Pottery is a pottery based in Stoke on Trent, England, founded in 1873. The pottery produced pottery by hand until it moved its factory operations away in 1999. Production continued at a new site in Sopers Lane until its closure in 2006. Historical products from Poole Pottery are displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Excellent. No chips or cracks, there is mild use wear on the underside of each foot that is commensurate with the age of the piece - please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The underside of the shell is marked with the 'POOLE ENGLAND' and the number 'C97'.
c. 3.5" / 9 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 8.7" / 22 cm in length. Unpackaged weight: 0.3 kg / 303 g
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