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Post by NaomiM on September 11th 2014, 1:37 am

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Small plate by Diana Rose, marked D for Diana and a second mark that looks like a wheel with 5 spokes (Biddy's mark is similar,  but more like a flower with 5 petals, and a B stamp)
Based at Milestone House Pottery, Yoxford.

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Post by sukraine on May 21st 2015, 6:35 pm

Studio pottery vase brown, russet and beige, 17cms high,  marked on the bottom with what looks like a star in a circle.Biddy & Diana Rose - Milestone House Pottery <a href=Biddy & Diana Rose - Milestone House Pottery Wp_20122" />Biddy & Diana Rose - Milestone House Pottery <a href=Biddy & Diana Rose - Milestone House Pottery Wp_20120" />
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Post by studio-pots on May 21st 2015, 6:45 pm

It is a lidded jar without the lid rather than a vase, I'm afraid.

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Post by studio-pots on May 21st 2015, 6:50 pm

It might be by Harry Barclay at the Milestone House Pottery in Yoxford (1974 -1996).

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Post by sukraine on May 21st 2015, 7:44 pm

I might have the lid somewhere, will have to have a hunt. I remember something that might fit. Thanks for the info.[/i]
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Post by NaomiM on May 21st 2015, 8:57 pm

Looks like Biddy Rose's flower mark -

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Post by studio-pots on May 21st 2015, 11:39 pm

It does appear that Harry Barclay, Biddy Rose and Diana Rose all worked at the Milestone House Pottery during the dates 1974 to 96. A five pointed mark was used by all of them but it seems to have been slightly different in each case. However, it does appear that they all had personal seals (stylised H, B and D), which they used for individual pieces alongside these marks.

I do not know how well the five pointed marks match the diagramatic illustrations that I found but: -

Harry's mark gets thicker as it goes out.
Biddy's mark are thicker in the centre - like petals.
Diana's mark goes to a point like a star.

That is why I believe that this stamp was the one that Harry used rather than either of the two women.

I suppose without known examples of each it is difficult to be 100% certain, who stamped the bottom of this jar. However, I think we can say that it was made at the Milestone House Pottery in Yoxford, Suffolk.

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Post by BrandX on May 22nd 2015, 2:29 pm

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Coincidentally I picked up this little jug by Biddy Rose (confirmed by her personal stamp) at a local car boot last weekend; the petal shape is quite distinct. The "arms" in the stamp on Sukraine's pot appear to get thicker toward the end, which would rule out Diana. So my money is on Harry.
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Post by NaomiM on May 22nd 2015, 5:33 pm

my one by Diana Rose has a mark more like spokes on a wheel than a flower

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Post by Marcusborra on July 12th 2015, 12:13 pm

Could it be Biddy Rose and Diane Rose.
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Post by NaomiM on July 12th 2015, 1:54 pm

cheers. Seems like Harry Barclay who worked with the Roses

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Post by olipayton on March 14th 2017, 6:40 pm

A few Diana Rose pieces I have collected


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Post by hercules brabazon on April 25th 2017, 12:17 pm

There's an obituary of Diana Rose (11 October 1913 – 28 June 2013) here, which may clarify things:
http://www.anglianpotters.org.uk/userfiles/file/newsletters/2014SummerWeb.pdf

"Beginning pottery classes in 1965 in London, in her fifties, she moved later to Essex and bought a second-hand wheel and kiln. Di and daughter Biddy set up Milestone House Pottery in Yoxford, Suffolk in 1974....."

The obit is signed "Biddy Barclay", so presumably Harry was (or became) a relative by marriage.
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