Michael and Barbara Hawkins, Port Isaac Pottery (Cornwall)

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Post by cookiepops Sun May 12, 2013 7:55 pm

Picked this up this morning at the car boot and have spent most of the afternoon searching.  Having had pieces before, I immediately thought of Mary Rich also this pot does not have her monogram and is initialled and I can't make the lettering out to be able to go through my book.  Looks like last letter might be an H but who knows  Surrender   Have a mooch on the internet but can't find anything similar.  Any ideas please
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Post by NaomiM Sun May 12, 2013 8:03 pm

Looks like MBH

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Post by Davee Sun May 12, 2013 8:07 pm

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Post by cookiepops Sun May 12, 2013 9:17 pm

wow thanks Dave, didn't expect an ID that quick...thanks for saving me a few more hours on the net
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Post by Davee Sun May 12, 2013 10:02 pm

Mike Hawkins is now called Billy? and sings in the Port Isaac Fishemens Friends folk group.

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Post by Mr Trebus Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:21 am

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Stoneware water jug with matte glazed swan decoration similar to Sir William Nicholson woodblock illustrations,
mhb? monogram seal mark. Thought would be straightforward to id but nothing found so far...
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Post by Potty Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:30 am

Michael and Barbara Hawkins did pots a lot like this, never seen them use a sprigged seal though, but the monogram could be MHB, so it's possible I think.

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Post by Mr Trebus Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:18 am

Great, thanks, just looked online and yes they are almost identical apart from the mark as you say, and a handle in the shape of a swan's neck and head. Will email Port Isaac Pottery for confirmation.
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Post by Mr Trebus Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:56 am

Yes that's our swan jug!
Can't remember exactly when we would have made it but quite early on in our
career. Maybe 1980s?
It was a very popular design for a while.
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Post by denbydump Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:29 pm

Stoneware bowl with swan handles 11 in diameter. Unmarked, but could it be Port Isaac?
Came across this post, and there are similarities, but never seen anything quite like it.

https://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t12928-large-jug-with-william-nicholson-like-swan-design-mhb-monogram-mark

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Post by Potty Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:35 pm

Michael and Barbara Hawkins I think?

Edit: I should really read threads before posting Big Laughter

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Post by NaomiM Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:22 pm

There is a teaset on here, somewhere, with the same swan handles, etc, which is Port Isaac Pottery

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Post by denbydump Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:35 pm

Couldn't find any more on a search, but thanks, it sounds like a positive ID.
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