Saturday, 28 January 2012

One week to go...

Next Saturday 4th February I will be at the North London Vintage Market. We now have boxes all over the flat again and I will be spending tomorrow afternoon trying to get myself organised and deciding what to take.

Here is the latest flyer. I will try and post some pictures later this week of things I will be selling.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Bjorn Wiinblad pottery bowl

I have been collecting Scandinavian ceramics for some time and have acquired quite a few pieces designed by Bjorn Wiinblad, mostly those he produced for the Danish pottery Nymolle. This bowl, however, is one of his early hand-painted pieces (signified by his 'face' signature) on a piece of hand-thrown studio pottery. I love the loose sketchy style of the drawing with swirly brush strokes..

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Rorstrand 'Grape' plate

I was very pleased to pick up this example of Rorstrand pottery for my collection on ebay recently. Its not in the best condition as it has a fair bit of crazing and is pretty badly stained in a few patches. But I love the fruity design called 'Grape' which isn't one I have seen before. It reminds me of Marianne Westman's work but none of the websites I have looked at lists it as one of hers.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Rye Cinque Port pottery

At  the December North London Vintage Market I picked up this lovely small triangular Rye Pottery bowl marked Cinque Port Pottery Rye which dates it to the 1950s. I particularly like the loose streaky way the glaze has been applied to make the contrasting yellow and black stripes.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Swedish textiles

I picked up this interesting tea towel at a recent market. Its made by the Swedish company Lagerhaus. There are some other great designs available on their website.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Portmeirion pots

Yesterday I picked up two pieces of Portmeirion pottery at vintage markets at Spitalfields and at the Boogaloo in Highgate. I thought I would post pictures of these and of some other pieces of Portmeirion from my collection.