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Poole Pottery Twin Tone Dishes

16 Jul
20200626_170043

Poole Pottery

The above are two covered vegetable serving dishes and 4 handled soup bowls or cream soups as some call them.

Poole Pottery was founded in 1873 on Poole Quay in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire England until 1999 when it moved to Sopers Lane.   In 2011 Denby Pottery bought Poole Pottery.  As far as I can tell by my research, the company still manufactures pottery but in a smaller capacity and it is still producing good quality pottery.

Anyone who knows Poole will be able to spot a piece right away and the glazes are beautiful and silky soft to the touch.

Twintone (two coloured tableware) was produced from the 1930s, but production stopped during World War Two.  When they started up again in the late 1940s, they named it Twintone and had about 5 different colour combinations.  In 1950 they dropped some of the old colours and introduced new ones like the one in the photo which is called Red Indian and Magnolia and this combination lasted until 1956.  The colour red is much more glossy than other Twintone colours.  I am aware that the colour name is offensive and I only mention it as you will need to know the correct name for researching this particular combo.

They will be for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique & Collectibles Market in the near future.  In the meantime I will hold on to them as they are just so beautiful to look at.

NB: These dishes are no longer available.