169 (Later Series)    'Rocket-shaped' lamp base (or vase?).

No example is recorded.

Does this shape appear in other series?  No -  (none recorded).
Judging by the sketches it is probably a lamp base, but perhaps it is a vase.

Height; from sketch details, 12 - 13 cm.

Like other Later Series shapes this number appears in shape books 'A' and 'B'. The document reproduced here however is not from either shape book but is, quite literally, a 'back-of-envelope' job. The front of the envelope carries a postmark dated 21 July 1954, so the sketch must have been made after that date.

The lamp is shown upside-down, presumably because that was how it was thrown on the wheel. The list "Making 60, Turn 60, Clean 60" refers to hourly rates of production. It took potter Allan James just one minute to make each lamp base!


Allan & Myrtle James collection