Sunday, November 14, 2010
This tray is currently being sold on Ebay and I am reminded to show you some pictures of other pieces by Powell Bishop & Stonier partnerships that are decorated with handpainted landscape scenes. They were primarily Scottish and Lake district scenes, often labelled on the reverse (like this one of Loch Katrine near Stirling), but there were sometimes made up, generic looking landscapes like the vase below which had a more European feel.
Posted by Russell Sansom aka Bistoboy1 at 2:57 PM
if anyone has seen my twitter page over the last month, they will have read that I have had a major case of annoyed jealousy, mainly directed at my twin brother. I went round to visit him a while back and saw on entering his house, tucked behind his front door and containing umbrellas, a beautiful piece of Studio pottery. I recognised the style immediately and picked it up with a lump in my throat. The mark underneath was for the emminent potter, Hans Coper who famously worked with Dame Lucie Rie. I was gobsmacked. My brother had picked it up in a charity shop I had to put on my most serious face when i advised him that it could be worth thousands. After sending pictures and emails to several auction houses, he's now consigned it to a web-based auction and it is up for sale at the end of November in their contemporary ceramics sale. Take a look for yourself to see the details. The only thing i can add is "the jammy bugger" and "don't forget my cut".
Posted by Russell Sansom aka Bistoboy1 at 2:46 PM
- Russell Sansom aka Bistoboy1
- Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way you expected. And sometimes, it is exactly as it was 'meant' to be. But whilst i'm not a believer in fate or fatalism, I do believe that life is a both a learning experience and an obstacle course to be climbed and clambered over in the most creative way possible! In doing so, you'll get to where you should be even if it's not where you'd imagined.