Owl plate - in the style of Nairn or Chelsea Pottery. Guernsey?

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Post by Davee July 15th 2013, 11:40 pm

First thought was Chelsea, Rear has black glaze which obscures an incised signature or initials that looks like NM. Any thoughts on this one please.

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Post by NaomiM July 15th 2013, 11:59 pm

Does look very like Chelsea from the front, but Guernsey Pottery is similar, and the back and the shape of the plate looks very like Guernsey, so one balance I'd say Guernsey.

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Post by dantheman July 16th 2013, 1:46 pm

I would rule out Chelsea and I have never seen a back like that on Guernsey?

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Post by NaomiM July 16th 2013, 5:16 pm

dantheman wrote:...I have never seen a back like that on Guernsey?

Similar to the prawn dish -

https://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t356p30-guernsey-pottery-channel-islands#92425

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Post by Potty July 16th 2013, 6:43 pm

It's Hook Pottery I was thinking of.

P.S. I think Naomi's suggestion may be the most likely at the moment.

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Post by dantheman July 16th 2013, 6:49 pm

Davee tends to buy pottery very similar to better know potteries.
it's enfuriating (as is my spellcheck which doesn't know the word enfuriating)

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Post by Davee July 16th 2013, 9:46 pm

Excellent Thanks Naomi, that looks spot on

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Post by NaomiM November 12th 2016, 1:31 pm

Might be Nairn Pottery, Scotland. Made by Muriel Macintyre. Looks very like Chelsea and Guernsey pottery. Someone seems to be selling off a collection of it on eBay atm.

Some info about her:

Muriel McIntyre (1930-2009) Muriel and her husband Gordon trained at Chelsea Pottery in a studio specialising in majolica. In 1961 they established Nairn Pottery at Clifton House, Scotland. Her pieces were variously marked NP, Nairn, and/or a label, and sometimes included a date.


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Post by dantheman November 12th 2016, 2:53 pm

now that's far more likely Excellent

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Post by ChasMac August 23rd 2019, 9:04 am

Hi,
just to confirm this is not one of my mothers nor produced by Nairn Pottery.
She did produce molds but the shape is wrong and the drawing not anyones style I recognise.

signatures are :-

NP with the end of the N being the upright of the P
Nairn and a year date eg '77
MM for muriel macintyre
Symon for Symon Macintyre
RB - Roddy Butler
MA - Martin Ashford
Butterfly Imprint from her signet ring on her porceline work
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Post by NaomiM August 23rd 2019, 10:53 am

Many thanks for the info Most Excellent

I’ve seen similar backs for Guernsey pottery

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Post by dantheman August 23rd 2019, 2:10 pm

who's signet ring?

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