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Post by Oldmagpie on March 21st 2013, 8:45 pm

Iden Pottery



Post 1978 mark



Pre 1974 mark

Details of Iden to save me typing it Happy
http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=133
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Post by NaomiM on April 14th 2013, 8:25 pm

Two hand decorated pin dishes with Iden Rye stamp on the base.




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Post by NaomiM on April 15th 2013, 1:26 am

Anyone know if these dishes were decorated (or designed) by Dennis Townsend?

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Post by NaomiM on April 15th 2013, 7:58 am

Seems Dennis Townsend set up Iden Rye after being apprenticed at Rye Pottery with David Sharp.

http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=134

For those of you old enough to remember the BBC TV 'Interlude' footage of a potter's wheel, Dennis's hands were the ones throwing the pot.

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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on April 15th 2013, 8:34 am

Naomi he usualy marked his pieces but not always , i feel the Iden factory work is extremely undervalued as they done some quality work , over shadowed by the other Rye pottery a real shame i think.
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Post by NaomiM on April 15th 2013, 10:35 am

Yes, definitely undervalued. I always assumed it was the commercial part of Rye Pottery with David Sharp doing the best pieces. How wrong I was!
One of the dishes has a red dot which seems to be Townsend's personal mark.

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Iden pottery, Rye

Post by Dunc on April 24th 2013, 9:56 pm




http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=34&u=17051368


The pot is about 5 inches high and is clearly marked as shown on base.
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Post by NaomiM on April 24th 2013, 10:06 pm

Very pretty. Just getting to know Iden Rye after picking up a couple of pin dishes this month. I believe the mark above the backstamp indicates this is a piece decorated by Dennis Townsend himself.

There's more info here.

http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=134

I'm afraid I can't give an exact date, but my feeling is it's from the 70s.

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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by NaomiM on April 24th 2013, 10:07 pm

I don't think there's a name for the design. Wouldn't surprise me if it's a one off piece.
Edited to add, I have a pin dish with this pattern


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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by Dunc on April 24th 2013, 10:12 pm

I have seen pictures of some on a black ground but never this colour way. Found it in a Salvation army shop in Switzerland.
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Post by NaomiM on April 24th 2013, 10:19 pm

It really is lovely. Lucky you. Most Excellent

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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on April 24th 2013, 10:29 pm

I have a similar piece , as far as i am aware no patern name .
Agree with Naomi early 70's nice piece .

I love the Salvation Army shop near me get some incredibly cheap items.
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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by studio-pots on April 24th 2013, 10:49 pm

Hi Dunc,

It is the regular backstamp that was used by the Iden Pottery from 1965 until the late 1970s. The Iden Pottery was started by Dennis Townsend in his home in the village of Iden when he left the Rye Pottery in 1959. This mark was used when they moved to larger premises in Rye and does contain a DT at the centre but that does not mean that it was decorated by Dennis Townsend, as that is on the bottom of every piece.

Occasionally, decorators did initial pieces they had done but these tended to be larger one-off items.

I am not aware of pattern names, as there has not been any detailed research, but the patterns tended to be more colourful, so taking longer to do, earlier rather than later.Therefore I think that your vase is more likely to be from the 1960s rather than 1970s.

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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by Dunc on April 24th 2013, 11:10 pm

Thanks again Studio-pots
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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by NaomiM on October 18th 2014, 2:52 pm

Iden Rye lamp base






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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by hercules brabazon on January 6th 2015, 12:44 am

Colourful small vase:


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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by DAVID24/5 on July 15th 2015, 4:53 pm

Couple of recently acquired 60s/70s Iden dishes.
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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by denbydump on August 14th 2015, 4:13 pm

They get more like Poole 49s each time!



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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by sasajohoro on September 25th 2015, 11:33 pm

NaomiM wrote:One of the dishes has a red dot which seems to be Townsend's personal mark.

Looks like these are Townsend ones, then:

 

 
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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by brin mcardle on July 6th 2016, 8:26 pm

Two Lovely little vases...i dont think they are Dennis Townsend ?? Any idea of age,pattern
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Iden dish - would love to date it

Post by 20thcenturyfan on October 10th 2016, 7:03 pm

I have also just bought an Iden dish, but mine was from the Hospice charity shop near my mum. I loved the depth of the green glaze but the base and marking looks so clean and fresh I'm struggling to work out how old it is. Would be grateful for any input.



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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by NaomiM on October 10th 2016, 8:21 pm

I've seen similar. Most are from the 1960s-70s

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Post by 20thcenturyfan on October 10th 2016, 10:12 pm

Great, thanks NaomiM.
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Re: Iden Pottery Rye Sussex

Post by NaomiM on January 30th 2017, 12:50 pm

Iden Rye decanter



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Post by NaomiM on March 14th 2017, 7:12 pm

Hand painted cow on large 4pint jug by Steve Duffy, 1992, Iden Rye










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