Large unsigned pot - Winchcombe?

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Large unsigned pot - Winchcombe?

Post by Johners2000 on Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:12 pm

Hi, I have this pot and lid that have no marks at all and wondered if it might be Winchcombe.


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Re: Large unsigned pot - Winchcombe?

Post by studio-pots on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:51 am

Nothing about it suggests that it was made at the Winchcombe Pottery to me.

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Post by NaomiM on Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:36 am

Not finding a match. Casserole pots are very difficult to ID without a mark.

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Re: Large unsigned pot - Winchcombe?

Post by Johners2000 on Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:32 pm

Spookily I went out today and found a piece of Winchcombe pottery. I can see now that it's not.

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Re: Large unsigned pot - Winchcombe?

Post by studio-pots on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:03 am

Obviously, your little Winchcombe lidded earthenware pot by Sid Tustin is earlier. The knob is a different shape to the larger tenmoku lidded casserole but at Winchcombe the handle on larger pieces was mostly a strap rather than a knob. When they used the knob on stoneware pieces at Winchcombe it was generally on smaller pieces and tea/coffee pots. They did use it on stoneware casseroles for a time but when they did that the lid fitted inside a raised part of the body like your small earthenware piece rather than hang over, as it does on your tenmoku casserole above.

Hope that makes sense?

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Re: Large unsigned pot - Winchcombe?

Post by Johners2000 on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:13 am

Perfect sense - thanks for the insight.
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