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Post by Potty on January 25th 2018, 7:35 pm

It's an underglaze mark, so it's fine in my opinion, though DL may have only been the decorator, but this is no different from many of BL's later pots.

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Post by denbydump on February 16th 2018, 4:21 pm

Stoneware Oil bottle. Is this just a piece of standard ware?

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Post by studio-pots on February 16th 2018, 6:18 pm

At Lowerdown David didn't have a complete range of Standard Ware per se and he would have made the same items with both his personal seal, as seen here, and the Lowerdown Cross seal. He wasn't the only person making items with the Lowerdown Cross seal but, having spoken to him about this, he did make a considerable amount. The main reason was to give a range of prices when people visited the pottery.

As this has his personal seal, it means that you are able to say that he made it and hence the price would be higher when originally bought than if it had the Lowerdown Cross seal and obviously there would continue to be a price difference today.

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Post by denbydump on February 16th 2018, 6:48 pm

Thanks as always SP for clearing up that "grey" area I had always wondered about.
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Post by philpot on February 17th 2018, 7:42 am

Would not be at all surprised if these were made for specific market. David Canter of Cranks fame was a leading light in the CPA, and also ran the Cranks restaurant chain. The long running CPA shop in Marshall street was bang next to a Cranks restaurant.
Cranks opened a restaurant at Dartington in the early 70's, and they used a lot of studio pottery in their plates and dinner ware. Winchcombe in particular. At the same time, the Craft shop at Dartington sold a lot of studio pottery and was a specific outlet for David Leach. Indeed, he only lived a few miles away.
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Post by NaomiM on March 27th 2018, 3:03 am

Not come across one of these storage jars before. I wonder when it dates from

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Post by philpot on March 27th 2018, 7:07 am

His 'Black' period... Happy
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Post by denbydump on February 17th 2019, 10:10 am

A 9in high stoneware vase, found today.

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Post by studio-pots on February 18th 2019, 9:01 pm

A good size and, I assume, you got it for a very competitive price!

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Post by MCWebs on February 19th 2019, 3:31 pm

Nice to find a lowerdown mark (and even nicer to find a hand signed D.L. on bottom) seen the LD stamp often but not a personal sig.

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Post by denbydump on February 19th 2019, 4:16 pm

studio-pots wrote:A good size and, I assume, you got it for a very competitive price!

Afraid so SP. My first boot of the year, That's my one good find ticked off for 2019, just junk from now on I fear.
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Post by studio-pots on February 19th 2019, 8:49 pm

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studio-pots wrote:A good size and, I assume, you got it for a very competitive price!

Afraid so SP. My first boot of the year, That's my one good find ticked off for 2019, just junk from now on I fear.


You put in the miles and so thoroughly deserve it.

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Post by studio-pots on February 19th 2019, 8:52 pm

MCWebs wrote:Nice to find a lowerdown mark (and even nicer to find a hand signed D.L. on bottom) seen the LD stamp often but not a personal sig.



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He did that when the original plan was to sell it as a Lowerdown piece i.e. cheaply but after decorating he was especially pleased with that aspect and so "upgraded" it.

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Post by denbydump on February 19th 2019, 9:14 pm

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studio-pots wrote:A good size and, I assume, you got it for a very competitive price!

Afraid so SP. My first boot of the year, That's my one good find ticked off for 2019, just junk from now on I fear.


You put in the miles and so thoroughly deserve it.

Strangely this was only 15 mins away, but was there at 0540 with a torch.
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Post by denbydump on March 6th 2019, 4:34 pm

2 little condiment bottles with caligraphy, and luckily with their tiny stoppers.

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Post by denbydump on March 6th 2019, 6:37 pm

Interestingly the sgraffito motif either side of the writing, is identical
to that on Naomi's storage jar shown earlier in the thread.
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Post by denbydump on March 22nd 2019, 4:19 pm

My weekly DL pick-up, a golf-ball sized miniature.

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Post by imajica on June 20th 2019, 7:31 pm

I hope this is in the right thread, there are no other marks to indicate a specific pottery but you guys will know better than me.  There is some mega damage to one handle but I don't mind, it is yellower than the photo suggests and I am just happy it didn't go in the bin David Leach - Page 3 Img_2052
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Post by potterymad62 on August 10th 2019, 4:45 pm

Picked up this very nice David Leach early Lowerdown tin glazed butter dish with DL stamp. Body made of red earthenware.David Leach - Page 3 Dsc04813
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Post by denbydump on August 10th 2019, 6:27 pm

I think It's more likely for cheese. Nice thing amyway.
I'll move it to the DL thread.
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Post by potterymad62 on August 10th 2019, 6:33 pm

Very small, just over 14 cm wide and I thought a small round butter maybe. Cheers for the bump over to DL thread.
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Post by denbydump on August 10th 2019, 6:37 pm

Ok, yes that is small, but just right for a small round Stilton or Camambert!
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Post by philpot on August 11th 2019, 5:04 pm

Earthenware piece made for about 5 years from the mid 50's after he left the Leach pottery and moved to Lowerdown. Butter dish perhaps?
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Post by studio-pots on May 25th 2020, 12:19 pm

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A cut sided porcelain footed bowl, with an interesting glaze.

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Post by philpot on May 26th 2020, 12:10 pm

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A couple of David Leach pieces from the estate sale of Harry Horlock Stringers wife. I often think some of his best work was on this smaller more intimate scale.
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