Eastgate and Withernsea pottery.
Once very much the poor relation of its grander stablemate at Hornsea, the products from Eastgate are now becoming sought after in their own right. Amoungst the cheaper mass production of souvenirs, there have been rarer pieces of high quality.
As with Hornsea, the quantity of different items produced was vast. Whilst I have some comprehension of the size of the list, nobody knows for sure as these pieces were considered 2nd class when the Hornsea books were being compiled.
Bringing some sort of order to the seemingly endless list of products has not been easy without books to refer to. Eventually, I split Eastgate into ten categories to bring things to order. With the power of a modern database to back me up, changes can be made to listings with ease, and I am open to any suggestions for modification and improvement.
Before I proceed any further, I must warn you that the links below may produce pages with large numbers of images and may not be suitable for a dial-up Internet connection. This is an image-intensive site by its very nature and after all, it's the pictures you want to see.
Eventually, this collection will be searchable on most fields enabling you to get a more refined result. Before this happens though, I still have lots of work to do on the back end to bring all tables into use. Most notably, the Range tables as these will break the lists into smaller chunks. (The loaded ranges so far are close to 300 and need careful planning and coding to be both useful and manageable).
Categories of Eastgate items.
- Brewarania. Hotel and Alehouse wares. Jugs, ashtrays etc.
- Tableware. Domestic items for daily use in the dining room and kitchen.
- Vases, bowls & plant-holders. Domestic items used for ornament and display purposes.
- Animal figures. Ornaments of an animate nature.
- Religious statues, plaques & commemoratives.
- Fauna. Some are re-used Hornsea moulds. Others unique to Eastgate.
- Royal commemoratives. Queen, Prince and Princess items.
- Limited editions.
- General commemorative items.
- Table Lamps.
- Unspecified. All the rest