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Finnish Studio pottery mug with fish graphics. ARABIA?

Post by Ho-nez on July 27th 2015, 2:57 am

Charming hand-thrown mug with hungry fish motif. I've pretty much convinced myself that the first line of the hand inscribed mark reads "ARabia" with the tops of each lower-case "a" left open. Am I crazy? Has anyone ever seen this before?




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Post by dantheman on July 27th 2015, 12:11 pm


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Post by NaomiM on July 27th 2015, 12:44 pm

I don't think it says Arabia. Not entirely sure it says Finland.

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Post by Ho-nez on July 27th 2015, 2:29 pm

NaomiM wrote:I don't think it says Arabia. Not entirely sure it says Finland.

Ha, I know... and my shaky grasp on "Arabia" totally depends on the second line saying Finland. Um...

Maybe there's a potter named Apuliu Finlap? Laughter

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Post by NaomiM on July 27th 2015, 2:36 pm

Big Laughter stranger things have happened.

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Post by NaomiM on July 27th 2015, 2:41 pm

Assuming you bought it locally, rather than in Europe, I'm wondering if it's an Inuit potter.

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Post by dantheman on July 27th 2015, 2:53 pm

or a potter who like messing with our heads

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Post by Ho-nez on July 27th 2015, 2:56 pm

I found it in Minnesota. My area has a particularly large population that descends from Scandinavian immigrants. It's not unusual to find Scandi pottery and/or glass at every thrift shop and garage sale, which may be why I so easily read "Finland".
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Post by Ho-nez on July 27th 2015, 2:57 pm

dantheman wrote:or a potter who like messing with our heads

You know, I've seen so many cryptic marks and terrible handwriting that I'm convinced that some ARE messing with our heads.
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Post by NaomiM on July 27th 2015, 2:57 pm

Finblat?

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