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Mid Century Fish Dishes at yay retro!
One of the most popular pottery designs sold at yay retro! has to be dishes with fish designs. These were made in the 1950s, 60s & 70s by potteries in the UK, Scandinavia and Italy.
Italian potteries were busy in the 50s and 60s creating a range of stunning designs...
with brightly colours hand painted fish. These are now quickly purchased by yay retro! customers and can be used for display in any room of the modern vintage home.
Meanwhile, in the UK potters were creating their own designs. The Cornish potteries such as Tremaen in Newlyn made the most beautiful works. The one below by Peter Ellery is just such an example. Each fish has been carefully hand painted in the rich brown glazes so popular in the 70s.
Muriel P Wright from Suffolk made the delightful Scandi inspired fish dish in the centre above, whilst Elizabeth and Michael Skipworth from the Lotus Pottery in Devon made fish dishes with turquoise glazes over their signature rich green. These are often displayed on a shelf to great effect.
Examples of Scandinavian fish designs include the stunning plate below from Stavanger Flint in Norway. This just has to be one of my favourite designs ever for it's clarity and colours. The central picture is Clupea from Figgjo Flint of Norway, a cheery design which appears on tablewares from jugs to casserole dishes.
The butter plaque above is from Porsgrund of Norway, these are most often used for wall displays by vintage collectors. They have a little hole where the eye appears and can be hung on a piece of leather or just hooked up through this. Of course, they are also ideal for serving sushi, cheeses and butter too!