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Post by TinTrunk on November 28th 2010, 3:41 pm

Well, it looks like a chimney pot to me! 1970s. I found this curiosity yesterday and would appreciate any leads:



It is six inches (about 15 cm) tall and has no marks:



Any ideas?
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Post by dantheman on November 28th 2010, 3:48 pm

Fosters pottery liked that frothy glaze and several Cornish potteries used similar decoration to the red area so I would say Cornish

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Re: Fosters Pottery

Post by TinTrunk on November 28th 2010, 3:50 pm

Fantastic! Thank you dantheman!

And would I be right in thinking early-to-mid 70s?
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Post by dantheman on November 28th 2010, 3:56 pm

I would say you were bang on with that date

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Post by TinTrunk on November 28th 2010, 4:10 pm

Marvellous! That's quite cheered me up, thanks!
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Interlocking Pottery Bowls - Fosters Pottery

Post by Flintztone on December 30th 2012, 1:32 am

I am not sure what these are meant for.  I have never seen bowls like this before.   I don't think direct heat can be applied to the base, due to the decorative design, which includes the glaze within the grooves.  I'm hoping someone will be able to recognise these.  I don't think they are very old, but it would be interesting to know what purpose they serve and who designed them.  I am grateful for any help you can provide.

From handle to handle  8"  and the height with both bowls interlocked is 4".

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Post by Potty on December 30th 2012, 2:37 am

The glaze looks a lot like Fosters Pottery to me.

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Post by NaomiM on December 30th 2012, 12:52 pm

Or Kernewek Pottery

From an ebay listing

Fosters pottery used to be based in Redruth in Cornwall and was set up by the Foster brothers around 1960's.

Reg Foster eventually started his own Kernewek pottery, based in Goonhavern (just outside Perranporth). Kernewek pottery closed down a few years ago and Fosters went out of business more than 10 years ago. Foster and Kernewek pottery was big in Cornwall in the 60's & 70's.

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Post by big ed on December 30th 2012, 1:31 pm

Yes it's fosters , the pattern is seen in various pieces including teapots and the like , don't know exactly what food type dish yours is for though .
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Post by NaomiM on December 30th 2012, 2:51 pm

I expect it's a serving bowl, with a lid for keeping food warm on the table. My mum had glass versions in the 70s.

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Post by Flintztone on December 31st 2012, 6:46 pm

I have searched Fosters pottery, the pattern and glazing are similar. I must point out that I am not too sure if they should interlock though, as the bowls are very much identical in shape. I wonder if the bowls are meant to be seperate and would normally have been purchased as a set? The base pattern on the other bowl not shown in pictures posted, is the same. I am more than certain that direct heat cannot be applied to the base, so very much could be for keeping food warm. I have tried looking for markings, but unable to identify if the markings are within the pattern design to the base area. Your information has been very helpful though and I am very grateful. Thanx
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Post by NaomiM on December 31st 2012, 7:24 pm

I am more than certain that direct heat cannot be applied to the base..

They might be used to keep food warm on the table, before serving up. eg, vegetables brought to the table from the kitchen, after being drained from the saucepan. No direct heat needs to be applied.

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Post by NaomiM on December 31st 2012, 7:26 pm

...they might be warmed in a warm (but switched off) oven first, if the oven has been used to cook a roast or something.

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Post by Flintztone on December 31st 2012, 7:35 pm

I will keep them as decorative bowls for now. Thanx NaomiM Happy
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Post by NaomiM on February 17th 2013, 6:59 pm

Normally I dislike honeycombe glaze, but couldn't resist this Koala money box.
Unmarked, but found another one (cream coloured honeycomb glaze) on ebay still with it's original Honeycomb Fosters Pottery stamp.




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Help id please

Post by angie2009 on February 19th 2013, 9:30 am

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Pixie & Cart

Post by potterymad62 on February 3rd 2014, 9:12 pm

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Re: Fosters Pottery

Post by studio-pots on February 3rd 2014, 9:24 pm


................ and a Pixie base mark I assume.

I like the tankard. Happy

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Post by potterymad62 on February 3rd 2014, 10:13 pm

That's right!
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