Original Cole bulb bowls appear in 2008
This page reports on some bulb bowls made at Cole's White Hart Lane Pottery - over 60 years old - came to the attention of the family.
I am grateful to Ali in North London for sending me photos of some bulb bowls which were made at Cole's White Hart Lane Pottery. This was the first and only time that anyone in the family has seen this ware from the family pottery, and we had no idea that such bowls even existed.
Ali reports that the bowls are chipped and cracked - which is hardly surprising because they were probably made some time before the pottery closed back in the 1950s. In spite of this, they are important to the family as they show a clear stamp stamp underneath which confirms their origin.
The Cole stamp reads:
E. G. COLE
WHITE HART LANE
The bowls are a set of three, in decreasing sizes with largest is about a foot in diameter. They belong to Ali's mother who is very attached to them for sentimental reasons. They are in regular use and understandably, her family does not want to part with them.