Small vase - William Ruscoe?

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Small vase - William Ruscoe?

Post by Johners2000 on July 17th 2017, 1:44 pm

Lovely little vase that I think maybe by William Ruscoe.





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Post by NaomiM on July 17th 2017, 2:04 pm

I don't think so. He was most noted for figurines and sculpture, and it's not quite the same as the one in the book.

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Post by Johners2000 on July 17th 2017, 2:46 pm

I don't know - a quick google search reveals he did quite a few vases and other piece and was known to experiment with glazes. I have found 4 pieces online (not figures or sculptures) that are very different in style.

Here's a few:

http://pin.it/W-LVjIN

http://pin.it/3zy05bS

http://pin.it/PPn3mga

http://pin.it/tLVe7k7


The mark is hand written and so you might expect variances.


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Post by dantheman on July 17th 2017, 4:33 pm

the R looks similar on the 2nd vase

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Post by NaomiM on July 17th 2017, 6:02 pm

The first two links don't show a mark; the others are signed. And I'm not seeing a similar glaze or shape to this pot. As a collector I'd want to be able to tick off a number of similarities, rather than just accept one possibility as proof of attribution.

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Post by Johners2000 on July 17th 2017, 6:06 pm

I've contacted the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter, where he lived and died and who have a collection of vases and one sculpture by him. I have sent photos and asked their opinion. I'll update when I have news.
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Re: Small vase - William Ruscoe?

Post by NaomiM on July 17th 2017, 6:17 pm

Excellent


The vase that was sold that came from there was signed like the other two. The jug was listed as having his 'personal seal'. I assume it was this one - http://pin.it/-Zho1X3

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Post by Johners2000 on July 17th 2017, 6:36 pm

I think this is his personal seal.

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Post by Johners2000 on July 18th 2017, 1:50 pm

I sent the images to The Ceramics Dept. at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and they said it looks like a mark attributed to William Ruscoe. I will wait and see what the Exeter museum say.
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