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Midcentury 1960s Poole Pottery Delphis Large Charger Bowl #57


Some of the most striking and bold abstract patterns in mid-century ceramics came from Poole Pottery in England. One of the most important series from Poole during this era was the now iconic Delphis line consisting of about 75 standardized shapes. The Delphis series stood apart from other works thanks to its very bold, bright colors (orange, yellow and greens) along with the use of black to delineate the patterns and make the designs “pop”.

While the shapes were standardized as demarcated by numbers, the colors, design and glazing of each piece was unique to the decorator and thus the designs were marketed as “irreproducible”. This piece is marked CH for Carole Holden, an artist who worked at Poole from 1966-69. This large shallow bowl, called a charger, is a beautiful example why these works are so collectible and this piece deserves to be displayed and enjoyed.

Approx dimensions: 10-3/8" top rim diameter; 7.7 cm (3") bottom rim diameter; 2.5" high.