Posted 1 year ago
My local op shop has been very good to me over the year I've lived here.
This find was from last weekend - walking over to the counter to pay for the three, brand new, unworn jackets I'd just found, I spotted this vase under the counter. As you would know, I'm a glass collector primarily, & don't particularly collect pottery. However, when I see something that captures my heart, then I must obey its call.
Carlton Ware is a familiar name in pottery - made in England, vast amounts of their products were imported to Australia throughout the 20th century. But this type is a little different from their usual fare of pastel toned table ware items. The Handcraft range was a high end line produced during the Art Deco era, & this particular vase is an example of the Stellata pattern. I just love the bold, simple design & electric colours. I have a feeling I might develop a taste for it!