Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A shoal of fishy dishes from the 1950s.

Pottery fish are a bit of a favourite of mine, and fish seem to have been a bit of a favourite at Hornsea Pottery too.

These fine examples are from a range made in the mid 1950s by Hornsea Pottery. They are made in the form of small, shallow dishes and they come in various sizes and colours. One nice feature of these little fishy dishes is that they all have a hole on the reverse so that are that they can be hung on a wall – a bit like pottery flying ducks, I suppose. The decoration was formed by using trails of liquid slip and dragging the spike shapes with a fine tool.

These little dishes look so good, I feel inspired to go on a fish-based blog-run. So stand by for a couple more fish themed pots over the next couple of days.


  1. What a great photo of those wonderful dishes. I see quite a few Hornsea pots at antique fairs that I like and usually pick up to look at, but don't see many as good as the ones in your collection. Can't wait to see the other fishy pots.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Rob. I'll bet there's a good-looking fish-themed pot you could show us from that fabulous Poole Pottery collection of yours. We could start a trend.

  3. I wish I could join you in posting a Poole fish, but the Robert Jefferson fish trays keep eluding me.

  4. These are wonderful!