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, 21 August 2012

A Rainbow for Summer, 1960s style.

Although only small - the largest is only three and a half inches (9cm) high - these mini vases are certainly big on 1960s style.

Made by Hornsea Pottery between 1961 and 1963, these colourful little pots are from the Rainbow range. The fluted yellow bodies are decorated in hand applied horizontal bands in black, red, grey and pale blue.

I particularly like the shape of the two vases shown in the close-up photos, they seem to have a sort of Japanese feel about them.

Perhaps the bright yellow colour would be a bit tricky to fit into today's colour schemes, but a display of Rainbow pots wouldn't half add a splash of colour to a room.


  1. Hi!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I agree with you about the Japanese influence. I like the more straight sided one most as the blue is more vivid and turquoise. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely pottery collection!


  2. Nice to see a few of these vases together, I think I have one myself somewhere and would have loved to have more if I had room. Thanks for sharing them. Rob