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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 27th 2016, 10:39 pm

Is that 500mm? You have to quick in this game Gordie.
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Post by denbydump on August 18th 2016, 3:14 pm

Never seen a clock before, 12 1/2 in high, I guess a later piece.
Just a standard cheapo quartz movement.



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Post by Gordie on September 3rd 2016, 4:51 pm

Another object from my late mother-in-law's belongings.
Ladle = 32.5 cms in length
More to come!

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Post by NaomiM on October 30th 2016, 1:29 am

Rooke lampbase







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Post by philpot on October 30th 2016, 7:55 am

Is Bernard Rooke moving up in the world by the way? Those extra big arhcitecturallampstands are fetching 250+!
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Post by dantheman on October 30th 2016, 8:10 am

I could never see the appeal? Wallwork started off in that style however he soon moved on to better things but Rooke never did

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Post by studio-pots on October 30th 2016, 8:32 am

philpot wrote:Is Bernard Rooke moving up in the world by the way? Those extra big arhcitecturallampstands are fetching 250+!

They are "of the period" and it's probably the decorator's market that has made them trendy.

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Post by NaomiM on November 25th 2016, 12:05 am

Bernard Rooke vase





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Pottery Lamp base - Bernard Rooke

Post by jazzer1880 on March 6th 2017, 2:52 pm

Wonder if has seen one of these before and recognises the maker, edge reminds me of Traemar cups i once had ? any guidance appreciated
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Post by jazzer1880 on March 6th 2017, 3:18 pm

and i work in IT ! sorry
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Post by denbydump on March 6th 2017, 4:31 pm

Well that confirms it. They are aften marked on the side, around the base BR.
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Bernard Rooke Totem Floor Lamp

Post by petet63 on June 21st 2017, 8:16 am

Bernard Rooke started me off on my buying and selling. I picked up a little Cylinder Vase for 10p, not in the 60's! It was 7 years ago and I thought it said Poole as I had no glasses on. I listed it and sold it for 22. Now I see this piece in an Antique shop for a lot more than 10p!
I really want to keep it but as we all know if we kept all we liked we could fill the house in weeks!







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Post by NaomiM on July 2nd 2017, 12:16 am

Rooke dish






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Post by philpot on July 2nd 2017, 6:18 am

interesting piece. The Rooke's must have been some of the most commercially savvy studio potter's around. That blue pooling is very much of its time. I have got pieces with similar effect from both Robin Welch and Eileen Lewenstein. 70's? Presumably they made rather attractive ashtrays.
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Post by NaomiM on July 2nd 2017, 2:02 pm

Could be an ashtray. The mould is the same used on the totem lampbases so maybe they just had some elements left over and sold them off separately.

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Post by cycladelic on July 12th 2017, 8:24 am

This covered dish is hefty... it's the weight of a brick and is around 12cm tall.

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Post by cycladelic on July 12th 2017, 8:33 am

And another piece you wouldn't want to drop on your toes. It stands about 18cm tall.



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Post by cycladelic on July 12th 2017, 8:42 am

A lamp base that stands about 18cm tall.

Anyone know what the numbers on the paper label mean?...

/ 130

1467

I guess the 35/- is the price in old money - 35 shillings (nearly two quid)

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Post by cycladelic on July 12th 2017, 8:48 am

A flower holder about 10cm tall.

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Post by CDS on August 23rd 2017, 8:11 pm


I have five Bernard Rooke lamps that I would be interested in selling some and was wondering where would be the best place to try and do that. They all have original lampshades I believe and all marked B.R.


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Post by NaomiM on August 27th 2017, 2:52 am

Rooke lampbase, unmarked








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Post by Graham Cooley on December 3rd 2017, 8:30 pm



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Post by denbydump on December 3rd 2017, 8:44 pm

Hi Graham, just great to see you on our forum, I know you can add
tons of knowledge to our "database". Jerry.
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Post by philpot on December 3rd 2017, 9:24 pm

Isn't that a photo of the exhibition of your collection on at Peterborough Museum Graham?
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Post by Graham Cooley on December 3rd 2017, 10:09 pm

denbydump wrote:Hi Graham, just great to see you on our forum, I know you can add
tons of knowledge to our "database". Jerry.

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