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Fruit bowl: C.261-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Poole Pottery
Designer: Pavely, Ruth




Thrown earthenware coated on the outside with pinkish-beige glaze, and inside with alpine white glaze painted in yellow, white, grey and black. Circular with deep sloping sides and a deep outward sloping footing. The inside is decorated with a central grey circle surrounded by radiating wider yellow and grey concentric bands over which are painted circles of leaves outlined half in white and half in black. Just below the rim there is a narrow grey line.


History note: Unknown before N.J. Zolman

Legal notes


Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.5 cm
Height: 10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Poole ⪼ Dorset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2015-11-23) by Zolman, N. J.


20th Century, second quarter#
Elizabeth II
Circa 1954 CE - 1955 CE


This pattern was designed by Ruth Pavely in 1954.

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 20 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular backstamp with a dolphin between the words POOLE and ENGLAND within a circle with the other words around it

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in grey
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 254
  • Location: On base near edge
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: ROL
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Pattern number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.261-2015
Primary reference Number: 207197
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 2 December 2015 Updated: Wednesday 17 February 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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