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Post by studio-pots on June 12th 2013, 5:24 pm

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Post by Eclectic-Dorset on June 12th 2013, 6:46 pm

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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on June 18th 2013, 1:26 pm

A very lucky buy not strictly Midwinter , but this piece is handthrown and Tubelined By the late great Jessie Tait clearly marked 1958 as good as it gets in collectors terms .

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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by studio-pots on June 18th 2013, 8:36 pm

Be brave and show us the bottom so that we all know what to look for.

Many years ago, late in the day at Ally Pally, I came across two vases, one tubelined in blue and the other in blue and gold by Jessie. £16 for the two - long gone and no images I'm afraid.

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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on June 20th 2013, 1:31 pm

A lovely Trio of Hollywood Platters 12" 14" and the scarce special order 16" designed by Jessie Tait.

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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on July 5th 2013, 1:11 pm

A verry rare Bachelor Teaset in Cobelle's Fishing Boat design, Baby Tea Pots are extremely rare especially in sought after paterrns like this .
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on July 7th 2013, 10:14 pm

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A superb large bowl by Jessie Tait , this is tubelining at its best at least where Jessie is concerned , just beautiful.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by NaomiM on July 27th 2013, 6:17 pm

Midwinter coffee set






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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on August 6th 2013, 7:26 pm

Extremely rare Mug Designed by Jessie Tait , 20p off the Salvation Army Table , sadly not quite perfect.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on August 31st 2013, 10:45 am

Pierrot an Extremely rare Pattern Dating from the Mid 50's Designed by Jessie Tait.

 Bought off of Ebay for a verry verry Reasonable Price as the Description was Truely Awful, although it was 220 miles away from home and i could not Trust the Courier to get it back to me in the same amount of pieces as it left the Seller.
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Post by Eclectic-Dorset on September 3rd 2013, 1:56 pm

" />Verry Rare 8.5" plate for Maxim's Restaraunt 50's
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on September 9th 2013, 1:51 pm

Seldom seen Tubelined Tonga Onion Vase Shape 233 Designed by Jessie Tait.
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Post by Eclectic-Dorset on September 9th 2013, 1:52 pm

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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on September 14th 2013, 2:38 pm

I am not really supposed to be buying but i could not resist this early handpainted design Tahiti patterned Coffee set .Very seldom seen on any shape but i love the coffee Pots.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by studio-pots on September 29th 2013, 8:48 pm

Talk elsewhere in the Forum prompted me to dig out the most boring picture below. It dates from the late 1990s and shows a new development of flats called "Midwinter Court".

When I had last visited some 15 years before the Midwinter Pottery had still been there, open and producing pottery. Before that it had been known as the Newport Pottery where Clarice Cliff wares had come off the production lines in the 1930s.


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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on October 7th 2013, 7:51 pm

An extreme rarity i have only seen one other in mr Jenkins book but in a blue colourway this is the only other i have ever seen in nearly 20 years of exteme collecting, designs are by a young Sir Terence Conran dating from the mid 50's.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by beedragon on October 13th 2013, 7:24 pm

Well, I'd like to say that I found one of the 'funkier' designs but here's a little Midwinter jam pot I found yesterday. Unfortunately, there's a small chip in the lower edge and it's missing it's sister pot and the little metal stand they would both sit in.



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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on October 14th 2013, 1:35 pm

" />Two extremely scarce coffee pots on the left Cuban fantasy i have had the pot for over 15 years awaiting for the correct lid, found the lid sitting on the wrong pot on ebay a few weeks ago some things are worth waiting for, on the right is Crossnet , both designed by Jessie Tait on the Fashion shape.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on November 2nd 2013, 2:11 pm

The truely iconic Zambesi dating from the mid 50's.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on November 3rd 2013, 10:32 pm

Red enamel handpainted at the factory you could also buy it with out the red but i dont think it was so popular although presumably cheaper, but then it was the 50's so this would have been the height of fashion.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by beedragon on November 15th 2013, 12:11 pm

So, not Terence Conran or Jessie Tait but will the Marquis of Queensbury do?

A tureen in the Columbine pattern.  In person this looks very Scandinavian.  I was a bit underwhelmed when I first found it but the more I look at it, the more I love it.





On the back-stamp Queensbury is actually spelled Queensberry.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on November 16th 2013, 1:49 pm

MQ2 Shape designed by David Queensberry pattern Columbine designed by Jessie Tait in 1967.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by studio-pots on November 16th 2013, 5:34 pm

I met him recently at the PV of the current Teabowl exhibition at the Japanese Embassy when he introduced himself as David. We had a chat and it was only on the tube on the way home that I realised that it was David Queensbury who I had been talking to. If I had twigged earlier then I would have talk a little about Midwinter.

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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on December 1st 2013, 4:46 pm

20 years in the searching for to add this Caribbean coffee pot to my collection , I have only seen 2 others in 20 years and they where both 7.5" but this is a the rare 9" Coffee Pot.
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Re: Midwinter (Staffordshire)

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on December 1st 2013, 4:48 pm

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