Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

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Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by noodledoodleboy on May 21st 2016, 12:27 pm

Any ideas as to maker of these black matt finish animals.
Reminiscent of Colin Melbourne but not quite.
Cat has impressed 176.

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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by NaomiM on October 5th 2016, 2:35 am

Came across a black cat recently, attributed to Midwinter, designed by Colin Melbourne. Different style from this one

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/175077504243987818/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/175077504243987823/

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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by denbydump on October 5th 2016, 6:46 am

There is no recorded black Midwinter cat.

I would look at Beswick and Trentham.

Failing that, Melba and Coopercraft.
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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by Essenjay on October 5th 2016, 11:36 am

Are they definitely produced in Britain? Is the white label on the cat's underside the remains of a price tag or pottery label.

The cat's face is a bit creepy if you ask me.
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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by cycladelic on October 5th 2016, 3:18 pm

One of those cats was sold on an online auction site last month - it went for 95 quid - and was advertised as being Midwinter.
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Post by Essenjay on October 5th 2016, 4:48 pm

"This is a very stylish and good quality unmarked Midwinter pottery stylised large reclining cat figure designed by Colin Melbourne and dating to the mid fifties. These figures are hard to find and not made for very long. This piece is completely unmarked but is guaranteed to be a Midwinter piece, not to be confused with Hornsea!"


quoth the seller.
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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by denbydump on October 5th 2016, 9:25 pm

No, not Hornsea either.

Well, a new one on me if it is, I wonder where the Midwinter attribution came from?
It's not on the factory pattern sheet for the Melbourne animals.
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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by cycladelic on October 6th 2016, 1:44 am

The same seller had this cat - also billed as an unmarked Midwinter piece - a short while go...

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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by dantheman on October 6th 2016, 9:35 am

was that image taken from his listing?

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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by NaomiM on October 6th 2016, 10:10 am

It's the same cat in my Pinterest links

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Re: Colin Melbourne Elephant and Cat lookalikes ?

Post by noodledoodleboy on October 10th 2016, 8:03 pm

Hi and thanks for all your suggestions. Sorry for late response but I was away.
It does seem to be very similar to Melbourne Midwinter pieces but don't think I would be too happy guaranteeing it as such.
Any further info much appreciated.
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