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Alan Gaff & Hugh Mactavish, Argyll Pottery

Post by Potty on September 16th 2011, 1:28 am

Hi all,

This vase stands at just over 2 1/2 inches high and is made from stoneware, it is well potted, does anyone have an idea who may have made it please?

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Post by studio-pots on September 16th 2011, 5:04 pm

Sorry Potty I can't be of much help but it appears to be wood-fired and the decoration is very good. It doesn't look like any specific style that I am familiar with but it may be Japanese.

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Post by climberg64 on September 16th 2011, 6:27 pm

No marks, I take it?
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Re: Alan Gaff & Hugh Mactavish, Argyll Pottery

Post by Potty on September 16th 2011, 7:51 pm

No marks unfortunately.

The decoration I really like, simple but well executed. The potting is quite fine too.

Thanks for the info SP, "every little helps" as it were.

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Post by Potty on December 10th 2012, 3:07 am

Having seen a similar items that was marked, I'm not thinking this is made by Argyll Pottery.

I've seen some of their others pots before and the quality seems to be very good.

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Post by NaomiM on December 10th 2012, 1:26 pm

It has a Mexico/Puablo/American Indian feel to me.

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Post by Potty on December 10th 2012, 1:34 pm

NaomiM wrote:Oh, there it is.
Not one I recognise. Sorry.

I bumped this one as I think I've found the maker now Naomi Excellent

Thanks for looking though Happy

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Post by NaomiM on December 11th 2012, 6:48 pm

Come on then, who is it? Don't keep us in suspense.

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Post by Potty on December 11th 2012, 7:06 pm

Potty wrote:Having seen a similar items that was marked, I'm not thinking this is made by Argyll Pottery.

I've seen some of their others pots before and the quality seems to be very good.

This should have said *now thinking Shock Big Laughter

So... Argyll Pottery.

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Post by NaomiM on December 11th 2012, 7:50 pm

Big Laughter

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Post by NaomiM on February 6th 2016, 7:57 pm

Bird feeders




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Any idea of potter please.

Post by wildmantel on February 20th 2016, 12:47 am

I have managed to find a few Argyll pieces online, but sadly not with mark on my piece. Shrugs
An  attractive bowl, possibly wood fired? A lovely brushed decoration in the bowl. Size is approximately  6" in diameter.


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ARGYLL POTTERY

Post by olipayton on September 7th 2016, 7:41 pm

A nice Argyll pottery bowl that I pick up today
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Re: Alan Gaff & Hugh Mactavish, Argyll Pottery

Post by NaomiM on July 30th 2017, 7:43 pm

wildmantel wrote:I have managed to find a few Argyll pieces online, but sadly not with mark on my piece. Shrugs
An  attractive bowl, possibly wood fired? A lovely brushed decoration in the bowl. Size is approximately  6" in diameter.




It's Alan Gaff's personal mark. He set up Argyll Pottery in 1988, and since his death it has been run by his assistant Hugh Mactavish

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Post by NaomiM on July 30th 2017, 7:46 pm

Pair of singing mice on a pin dish by Hugh Mactavish




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Post by NaomiM on July 30th 2017, 7:50 pm

Yunomi by Hugh Mactavish with his personal mark




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