Alfred Read vase, Poole Pottery

Category Ceramics
Sub category Industrial Ceramics
Artist / Designer Alfred Burgess Read
Manufacturer Poole Pottery
Material Earthenware
Place of origin United Kingdom, England, Dorset, Poole
Date Ca 1953 (designed)

Exterior with cream coloured glaze and painting, interior glazed in pale buff. Shape no. 714, pattern PQ.C..

Height 19.3cm

POOLE ENGLAND [dolphin] within lozenge printed in black, verso X/PQC painted in black, verso 714 impressed, verso

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The Contemporary range of vases placed Poole at the vanguard of progressive ceramic design in the UK. Here, form and decoration are perfectly matched. The hand-painting is designed to enhance the shape of each piece and is closely related to contemporary wallpaper and textile patterns.