GN mark and flower stamp, Geoffrey Northcote , Dorset

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Post by GillM Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:26 am

When visiting my great-grandfather's grave (he died in Oxfordshire in 1934) I found an unusual pot. It is a natural colour, with a spout, and the handle is hollow. It is marked on the base GN with an imprint of a flower. I attach two photos. It is just over 6 inches high and quite heavy.
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Can anyone assist in identifying this please?
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Post by NaomiM Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:51 am

I'm probably wrong, but I've always thought these were a Danish design (for chocolate, fondau, coffee, etc) - the handle would have a wooden stick to extend it's length and make it easier to hold & pour.
Not that this is necessarily Danish. Possibly English studio pottery - looks like a rose stamp - but I don't recognise the potter's monogram.

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Post by Potty Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:59 am

Geoffrey Northcote?

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Post by big ed Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:08 am

Yes Potty is correct , Geoffrey Northcote , Dorset .
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