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Post by NaomiM March 25th 2013, 9:42 pm

Vase with sgraffito decoration, marked with the anvil, plus paper label.
Although still in operation, this points to it being a vintage piece.

From their website www.anvilpottery.co.uk =

Some of our pots are stamped with an ‘anvil’ on the base. Mostly, these were made by partner John Hughes (now retired)

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Post by NaomiM April 11th 2014, 12:10 am

Large goblet by Anvil Pottery

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Post by denbydump July 8th 2014, 6:11 pm

A clear painted mark WAP?
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Post by NaomiM February 9th 2015, 8:40 pm

It's by Allan & John Hughes, Wilan Pottery, Denbigh Wales
I thought the pattern was familiar

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/175077504238710402/

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Post by NaomiM February 9th 2015, 8:42 pm

aka Anvil Pottery

From their website -

Some of our pots are stamped with an ‘anvil’ on the base. Mostly, these were made by partner John Hughes (now retired). Allan Hughes has rarely used the mark, preferring the role of an ‘anonymous potter’.

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Post by ClaraIreland2 August 18th 2015, 10:57 am

Good morning, help with identification please. Looks like an I or H on its side.
kind regards

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Post by DAVID24/5 April 16th 2016, 8:25 pm

Anvil Pottery large charger - I guess early 80s by John Hughes 'The Road of Excess Leads to the Palace of Wisdom' (Quote by English Poet William Blake 1757-1827).Allan Hughes - Allan & John Hughes, Anvil Pottery / Wilan Pottery Anvp111
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Post by CharlieC May 12th 2016, 9:58 am

Stoneware bowl (Leach?) with mystery monogram on base. Anyone ID please? Thanks

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Post by stardust* July 24th 2016, 10:32 pm

I've had this a while in general use and just spotted the mark on the web. Is it Wilan Pottery?

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Post by NaomiM July 24th 2016, 11:20 pm

Yes, I believe so. Allan & John Hughes

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Post by stardust* July 25th 2016, 8:25 am

Thanks for confirming Naomi, really do appreciate having your knowledge and opinion on hand. Kept meaning to id this, just been on the back burner as many are. I'm sure you've got hundreds of mystery marks simmering along.
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Post by NaomiM July 25th 2016, 9:31 am

Still loads waiting for an ID but every so often a longterm mystery gets solved, which is a great feeling :)

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Post by flossy February 16th 2017, 12:17 pm

Hi there, can anyone give me any information on this spice jar? (I presume it's a spice jar). Its a large one approx 19 cms tall, I think the maker might be John Hughes? Any info would be greatly appreciated,thank you Shrugs Allan Hughes - Allan & John Hughes, Anvil Pottery / Wilan Pottery Img_2011
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Post by dantheman February 16th 2017, 1:22 pm

welcome flossy,
yes I think you are correct
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I would call it a ginger jar

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Post by flossy February 16th 2017, 1:36 pm

Thank you dantheman! Much appreciated! Happy
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Post by dantheman February 16th 2017, 1:59 pm

keep the posts coming,we rely on new blood to avoid stagnation

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Post by NaomiM November 3rd 2017, 10:13 pm

Decanter bought in N Wales in the 70s, WP mark - Wilan Pottery
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