This stunning ceramic is from Poole Pottery, and normally in the care of Poole Museums.

This object is the second part of a Spotlight loan tour between the  museums involved in the new Wessex Museums Partnership set up between the leading museums across the counties of Dorset and Wiltshire and including Poole Museum

Wessex has a rich history connecting the region to countries around the world. Our links to Europe and Asia date back to prehistory. An eventful maritime history connects our ports to North America and beyond. Local collectors brought back to Wessex exotic treasures from their journeys of discovery around the world. Thus, the story of Wessex is a truly global one.

For the next twelve months the member museums will be sharing the story of Wessex in the wider world by showcasing an artefact from their own outstanding collections to the other partner museums.

24 November 2016 – 15 February 2017: Port of Poole Empire Airways Dish from Poole Museums