Tankard marked df - Dan Finnegan

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Post by r-and-f Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:04 pm

I feel sure that I should know who this tankard was made by . . . but I don't and will be grateful for any help.

It's a beautifully made piece with fine black crazing under the glaze. I've seen similar on old Chinese pots, but never before on modern studio pottery.

I thought at first sight in the charity shop that it might be by David Frith, but he joins his d and f together and his work doesn't look like this.  Don't have any other ideas.

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Post by NaomiM Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:14 pm

Might be by David Frith. I've seen an example of his monogram with separate df plus Brookhouse Pottery label.

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Post by r-and-f Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:42 am

After further investigation I might have answered my own question. This tankard could be by Dan Finnegan of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Just thought you'd like to know.
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Post by NaomiM Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:24 pm

Great find. Love Finnegan's work. Most Excellent 


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Post by dantheman Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:30 pm

a very interesting potter and his website is a collector's dream

http://www.danfinneganpottery.com/journal/journal.html

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Post by studio-pots Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:25 pm

I think he did a few of the ceramic shows over here in the UK the 1990s.

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