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Post by Paulbenotto on January 11th 2016, 9:45 pm

Any ideas on this piece, signed on reverse what looks like F with something else beneath it. Heavy sgraffito with a figure and a bird, somewhat outsider Art. 10" diameter. Nice piece. Looks English 1940s 1950s.





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Re: Studio Pottery Bowl Sgrafiito, signed

Post by NaomiM on January 11th 2016, 10:21 pm

Handwritten marks like that are often a sign it's a hobby potter, but the dish looks well made. Possibly made by an experienced potter and decorated by someone else?

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Post by NaomiM on January 11th 2016, 10:23 pm

To add, Bernard Forrester had a handwritten F mark but this looks to be written in another hand

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on January 11th 2016, 11:37 pm

Paulbenotto - I think this is nice - Naomi is that duck by a hobby potter?
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Post by NaomiM on January 12th 2016, 12:22 am

Which duck? The bird on the plate?

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on January 12th 2016, 12:57 pm

yeah
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Re: Studio Pottery Bowl Sgrafiito, signed

Post by Paulbenotto on January 13th 2016, 6:53 pm

Thanks for the input. Having seen more hobby pots than I care to think about I can't imagine this could fall into that category the design is so assured. Continental perhaps?
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Post by dantheman on January 13th 2016, 9:03 pm

I tend to agree, it doesn't strike me as a hobby pot

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Post by NaomiM on January 13th 2016, 9:27 pm

Continental is a possibility. The lady looks a bit Eastern European. Hungarian, maybe?

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Post by studio-pots on January 13th 2016, 11:22 pm

Our next door neighbours are Hungarian and Maria looks loads more attractive than that. Cheeky

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Post by Mordeep on January 14th 2016, 7:31 am

It's a fun thing. The style is very western European. The image after a careful inspection appears to be a woman in water with what appear to be creatures swimming around. Could be a lady in a lake with a duck looking on from the bank? I had thought your typical Mary and child religious scene but have discounted that. Looks to be well thrown and the design added by an experienced hand. If its linked with the Arthurian lady in the lake myths (first thing that springs to mind) then you have Cornwall and across the sea in France as possible origins. Like I say a fun thing that I can only guess came from our part of Europe.
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Post by studio-pots on January 14th 2016, 11:15 am

To me it looks very 1950s and like some of the pottery that was being made around London at the time. The stoneware body looks British too but the throwing rings suggest that the thrower wasn't too proficient.

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Post by Mordeep on January 14th 2016, 8:30 pm

studio-pots wrote:the throwing rings suggest that the thrower wasn't too proficient.


I recently sold a Wally V Cole bowl with identical rings and he was a life long quality potter. Not sure it's an indication of skill? But its more your wheel house than mine.
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