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Post by tenpot January 2nd 2013, 7:54 pm

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Post by NaomiM January 2nd 2013, 8:49 pm

Turned round it looks like LK.


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Post by tenpot January 11th 2014, 1:25 pm

I now realize this is probably an abuja pot brought back from Nigeria by my parents similar to the pot Sp suggested was abuja
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Post by NaomiM January 11th 2014, 1:58 pm

Looks like LK for Ladi Kwali

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Post by studio-pots January 11th 2014, 9:22 pm

I do remember a year ago thinking that this bowl might have been from Abuja. The shape of the marks and the decoration look right but the complete glazing within the foot ring and the colour of the stoneware are not like the majority of Abuja pieces. I do think you're right though Paul especially as your parents were in Nigeria.

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Post by NaomiM April 13th 2017, 10:47 pm

Its Ladi Kwali's LK mark, Abuja. Found an example with the same pair of stamps

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Post by croker November 28th 2021, 12:57 pm

A week or so ago this water pot by Ladi Kwali turned up at an auction room close by , it was a great piece to look at  but at sometime in its life it must have been dropped and badly  broken then roughly glued back together , the total price fetched was about £2000 inclusive . Before the auction i obtained an estimate for the cost of restoration which would be a minimum of around £800 but even with this the new owner  would still have a heavily restored pot, bearing in mind the most recent price for an equivalent example in good condition was around £12000 ,was it worth it???.

I have ignored the recent Driscoll airplane example in this price comparison.

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Post by studio-pots November 28th 2021, 1:15 pm

I wouldn't have thought it was worth it but I know that several pieces of her work have smashed in this way during transit from Nigeria, having spoken with Michael OBrien. Michael is the English potter, who has spent much of his life working in Africa and mostly in Nigeria.

The potter, Chris Lewis, bought a large pot of hers and another by a lesser known female potter while in Nigeria and had them both shipped back. The one by the lesser known potter arrived in perfect condition but the Kwali was smashed. He had it restored but for him that was part of the story and its history.

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Post by croker November 28th 2021, 1:34 pm

The story with this pot was that it was brought back from Africa with other items in the 60's and has been in the families possession since then . I have always steered well clear of restored or damaged items , but i suppose the buyer now has an example of a pot that he or she might not have been able to buy in perfect condition.
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Post by studio-pots November 28th 2021, 1:54 pm

Knowing of rather dubious practices that took place in some auction houses in the past (and may still take place), I am sure there are many collectors of rather expensive ceramics that are not aware of the restoration that some of their collection may have had.

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Post by croker November 28th 2021, 2:27 pm

Yes i quite agree many collectors are unaware of the considerable improvements made in ceramic restoration in recent years and have probably bought unknowingly restored items at auction and only find out to their cost when they decide to sell. A number of auction rooms often cover themselves by saying in condition reports ''no apparent restoration but we are not experts in this field and personal viewing is highly recommended'' .
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