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Fen Pottery

Post by hercules brabazon on August 22nd 2016, 2:36 pm

The enigmatic Fen Pottery. I think Geoffrey Godden in his encyclopaedia of marks indicates it was in existence from the early 1950s,
but that he would would like further information.  A survey of the local economy in Huntingdon from around that time (no longer available online) briefly mentions a Fen Pottery in the town, and I have occasionally seen sellers mention Huntingdon in their descriptions.

The examples I've seen have all been in white earthenware, with simple banded decoration. The glaze seems prone to cracking and staining, but this rather thickly glazed one has survived in unusually good condition. The mark, barely legible here, reads "FEN HAND MADE ENGLAND".



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Post by hercules brabazon on June 30th 2017, 4:29 pm

My other piece:





I've also seen a FEN child's mug, decorated with a steam train in the most abject manner imaginable.
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