Offered for sale is a colourful charger by Poole Pottery. It is decorated in the "Le" Pattern with vibrant, stylised flowers and birds by Ruth Pavely who was at Poole 1922-1965.
In the 1920’s Poole experimented with pottery designs that used floral and animal motifs. These were very popular and became a hall-mark of Poole Pottery – what has become known as their Traditional Wares. They were in production from the 1920s to the 1960s. They are still very popular today and are highly sought after by collectors. As well as being influenced by outside artists, Poole Pottery also produced some of their own designers who went on to produce innovative and modern designs. Truda Carter, Phoebe Stabler, Ruth Pavely and others working for Poole during the early twentieth century produced a range of designs that are now highly collectable. This plate bears the grey stamped Dolphin factory mark No41 which was in use 1959-67. We can therefore surmise that the plate was produced between 1959 and 1965.