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Susie Cooper Kestrel Shape Crescent Moon Dishes 1930’s

15 Feb
Absolutely beautiful Susie Cooper Dishes

This is a beautiful partial set of dishes designed by Susie Cooper in the Kestrel Shape. The pattern is called Crescent Moon. Colour is Mahogany. There is a definite Art Deco look to the handles and lids.

Susie Cooper was an English ceramic designer. She first worked for A. E. Gray & Company who soon discovered she was a talented designer and painter. In October 1929 she established her own business, Susie Cooper Pottery, in the same building as George Street Pottery in Tunstall England but that place closed down after only 3 weeks and she had to relocate to Chelsea Works in Burslem. Later she moved to Crown Works in 1931 adjacent to Wood & Sons who provided her company with the white ware that she used for her designs.

She was born in 1902 and died in 1995. She retired at the age of 80 and I believe she worked as a freelance designer well into her eighties. Susie Cooper designs are still highly sought after and collected to this day. Prices are usually higher for the ones that are more unusual in design and colour.

The Kestrel shape was launched in 1932, so this is a very early design.

The set shows some signs of crazing on a few pieces which have darkened slightly with age. Most are in very good condition with no apparent crazing.

As this is not a complete set, each piece will be sold separately and will be available at my booth at the The Almonte Antiques & Collectibles Market in Almonte ON. Open 10 to 5 Monday to Friday, free parking at the rear of the building and on the street.


Fitz & Floyd Parrot Candleholders

16 Jul

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Fitz & Floyd is an American Co that has been in business for over 50 years and is still going strong.  They are well known for their whimsical designs and good quality ceramics.  These adorable parrot candle holders are from the 1970’s and are in mint condition.  They are available at my booth at the Almonte Antique & Collectibles in Almonte Ontario, 26 Mill Street, just 40 km west of the city of Ottawa.

 

Carlton Ware Hand Painted Australian Design Pin Dishes

25 Feb

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Five very nice examples of Carlton Ware pin dishes.  I think these patterns are more common as I see them on ebay quite frequently.  These five dishes are in very nice condition, with no crazing that I could see and no nicks or damage.  The backstamp on these was used between 1935 to 1961.IMG_7016

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These are the perfect size to put on a dresser to hold a few pairs of earrings.

Found the following information at this web site: http://www.pristineantiques.com.

By the mid 1930’s the Japanese had become masters of copying good quality wares and Carlton Ware became a target. Prices for the imitations were much lower than the originals they copied, which caused much concern. However, Cuthbert discovered a clause in the South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) between Australia and Japan where designs registered in Australia could not be copied by the Japanese. He quickly took advantage of this by registering a large number of patterns in Australia. This explains the “Registered Australian Design) backstamp on many of their patterns.

I stumbled across another great site( nicholnack.com) that has some beautiful and unusual examples of Carlton Ware if you are interested. The site has photos of backstamps you can refer to if you want  to date your pieces and a lot of history on Carlton Ware as well as other fine ceramics. 

These will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON

Priced at $8 each