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Pair of Vintage Poole Pottery Twintone Lidded Serving Dishes and a Matching Gravy Boat and Underplate, All in Colourway C54, Sepia and Mushroom and in the Older Streamline Shape, circa 1952-55

Pair of Vintage Poole Pottery Twintone Lidded Serving Dishes and a Matching Gravy Boat and Underplate, All in Colourway C54, Sepia and Mushroom and in the Older Streamline Shape, circa 1952-55
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Pair of Vintage Poole Pottery Twintone Lidded Serving Dishes and a Matching Gravy Boat and Underplate, All in Colourway C54, Sepia and Mushroom and in the Older Streamline Shape, circa 1952-55

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A possible impending house move has forced me into evaluating all the contents of my attic and some items will have to go, in my effort to downsize. I'm making progress but more items need to go! I'm moving on to some of my Poole Pottery Twintone items now!

For sale here is a Pair of Vintage Poole Pottery Twintone Lidded Serving Dishes and a Matching Gravy Boat and Underplate, All in Colourway C54, Sepia and Mushroom and in the Older Streamline Shape, circa 1952-55.

Colourway C54: Sepia (named after squid ‘ink’) is a milk chocolate brown, while Mushroom is the pale biscuity pink found on the underside of edible mushrooms. Due to the long lifespan of this colourway, spanning the two design shapes, (Streamline and Contour), there is a huge variety of pieces to collect in this colourway, making it very popular to collectors.

The pieces for sale here, two lidded serving dishes and matching gravy boat and underplate, are all in the older Streamline shape. The backstamps on the serving dishes date the pieces to between 1952 and 1955. The backstamps on the gravy boat and underplate are later, although they are also in the Streamline Shape.

All the pieces are in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, crazing apart from one small chip on one serving dish base as photographed. This is hidden from view when the lid is on and barely noticeable even when the lid is off.

Selling as a lot, individual items would work out more expensive.

I will have a number of other Pool Pottery Twintone lots in this C54 Colourway coming over the coming days, so keep an eye out if you are wishing to build a set or replace missing/broken items!

Now for the History Bit!!!
Poole Pottery (Carter, Stabler and Adams) produced two-coloured tableware from the 1930s but had to stop production during World War Two. When they re-launched the range in the late 1940s, they named it Twintone. Twintone was used on three shapes of tableware, many table accessories and a whole host of decorative ware right up to 1981.
Not all Poole tableware of the mid-20th century is Twintone, even if it appears to come in two colours. Twintone glazes are described as ‘semi-matt’ or ‘vellum’ because of their smooth feel and soft sheen, and they always come in two distinctive colours. Many Twintone pieces can be identified by the ‘C number’ on their base, which defines the colour combination.

When Twintone was launched in the 1940s, five pre-war colour combinations (with inside colour first) were used, three of which only lasted until 1950: C50 Pink and Seagull, C65 Magnolia and Shagreen, C85 Sky and Magnolia. The two more enduring combinations, lasting as long as Twintone itself (until 1981) were: C57 Ice Green and Seagull and C54 Sepia and Mushroom.
In the 1950s, Further New Glaze combinations were added as some of the old colours were discontinued. Some were popular and lasted a number of years. Others were less so and only ran for a year or two.

The two main tableware ranges in which Twintone was produced were Streamline and Contour.

Streamline was the masterpiece of John Adams, a flowing Modernist shape designed in the 1930s and created in a full range of tea, dinner and coffeeware. The original Streamline shape was lsightly remodelled by Alfred Read in 1955.

Contour was designed in 1962 by Robert Jefferson. Nothing could be more different from Streamline. Contour had massive angled handles, sweeping spouts and elongated knops. Although tea, coffee and dinnerware were designed, the total number of shapes was fewer, owing to changes in life-style meaning that pieces were more versatile.

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marcyk 7 months ago
€50 OFFERED
Cbel 7 months ago
Still Available: Buyer bought other items

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