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Post by Adam20 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:14 pm

Vase 6" high - red to brown with banding

Marks to base CP - SMF 1993

Label in shape of CP with Hand Made - Chessell Pottery - Isle of Wight

lots of info here but who is SMF?



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Post by Adam20 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:37 am

Not much on internet - Chessell Barns and Chessell Porcelain but nothing like this piece - must have changed over the years - does look like firm was established mid 70s.
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Post by Potty on Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:51 am

Sheila Francis, her and her husband John founded Chessell pottery.

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Post by NaomiM on Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:47 am

Chessell Pottery vase. I think it's called a 'fish vase', because of the shape and the fish-scale type decoration.
Approx 8.5" high



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Post by Potty on Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:19 am

I always thought the "fish vase" term was used because of the top rim being shaped like a fishes mouth (Is your vases top rim shaped like that also? I can't tell from the picture).

Though I suspect your right about it being because of the decoration as well.

I think they may have been sold as "Ascidian" vases by Chessell Pottery, though that term may have been used for a particular décor on similar shaped vases, rather than the actual vase shape name.

I'm not sure if the actual term "fish vase" was ever what they were sold as, or if it's what people now come to know them as.


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Post by NaomiM on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:10 am

Yes, the rim is a bit like a fish's mouth - or rather, fish's snout. Difficult to photograph - the decoration makes the pics look out of focus.

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Post by Potty on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:21 am

It's actually a little different to what I was expecting, I imagine a different variation of the same series.

The more common top rim for this kind of vase seems to have 2 "lips" (yours I would say had 1 "lip"), so if looking from one side would form a bit of a V shape.


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Post by NaomiM on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:33 am

Yes, I would have thought two lips, but this is more of a snout.

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Post by skay on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:14 am

Happy Let's pin this down, and go for a 'flippy prout' Laughter

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Post by Potty on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:21 am

Agreed Skay Excellent

I'll add a picture of "Fern Shell Water Garden" I have later, once I upload the pictures to the computer.

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Post by Potty on Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:57 am

Baby Dragon:


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Post by NaomiM on Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:30 pm

Started in 1978 and continued until Sheila and John Francis retired in 2001
The dragon range was introduced in the 90s

http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/articles/chessell-pottery/

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Post by hercules brabazon on Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:28 am

Chessell Pottery from the Isle of Wight, I think.
http://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t7360-chessell-pottery-isle-of-wight
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