Art Nouveau or Art Nouveau Style Bowl, Signed To The Base

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Post by RoyJ99 on November 2nd 2014, 2:36 pm

Found this bowl yesterday and absolutely love it. Reminds me very much of Doulton Art Nouveau Pottery. Signed to the base and wondering if it is possibly continental or from the states.







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Post by NaomiM on November 2nd 2014, 4:58 pm

Signature looks like P. Isted. I suspect it's by a hobby pottery.

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Post by RoyJ99 on November 2nd 2014, 6:04 pm

If it is by a hobby potter it is by a very talented hobby potter, it is very well made. P.Isted was my first try but wasn't getting anything other than google suggesting some rather rude words lol. Having lived in Norway for a few years I know that Isted is a Scandinavian word and also a surname.
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Post by studio-pots on November 2nd 2014, 6:20 pm

It does look very well made but the signature just doesn't look right for a professional.

I did find that the surname does exist but is very rare so it might have been made by someone with a bizarre sense of humour, as your Google search suggested. Alternatively, if is a real name then his/her parents were ill advised to have chosen a first name beginning with P.

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Post by RoyJ99 on November 2nd 2014, 11:35 pm

Lol pots, was actually having a chuckle about the name with the assistant in the charity shops :)
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Post by RoyJ99 on November 2nd 2014, 11:44 pm

Looking further into the name Isted it is far more common in northern Europe than in the UK. There is also a town near the German-Danish border called Isted which has been the site of a number of battles over the centuries. Absolutely nothing to do with the bowl but interesting. kind of.
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Post by RoyJ99 on January 22nd 2015, 10:06 pm

Little update with this. Sold an item just before xmas to a woman from East Sussex with the same surname. I sent her an email explaining about the bowl and the signature. She kindly informed me a little of the origins of the name and said that there are small pockets of Isteds throughout Sussex, some of Danish origin and some Anglo Saxon, pre Norman. The name itself means "Place of the yew trees".
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Post by studio-pots on January 23rd 2015, 7:15 am

Thanks for the update, Roy.

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