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Post by BRIGHTONBELLE on Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:15 pm




Hi,i'm fairly sure this is an earlier Gwynn Hanssen mark from her work in England but hard to find.Does any have any more information?
It is large and heavy,almost 4 kilos.
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Post by studio-pots on Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:30 pm

The shape fits her style but I haven't seen any of her work with that mark and it isn't the early mark shown in books.

I haven't seen much of her work to be honest so couldn't say one way or the other.

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Post by NaomiM on Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:42 am

The mark for Gwyn Hanssen I've seen have all been circles; no H in the middle. I've seen this mark before and tried to Id it but no luck yet.

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Post by climberg64 on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:04 am

Very nicely made bowl
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Post by big ed on Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:12 am

I had a similarly marked piece that I sent to gwyn last year just before she sadly died and she said not hers but lovely bowl .
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Post by NaomiM on Tue May 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Maak of London has attributed this mark to Gwyn Hassen Pigott

https://pin.it/qp4kyq63o7fk5a

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Post by philpot on Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 am

NaomiM wrote:Maak of London has attributed this mark to Gwyn Hassen Pigott

https://pin.it/qp4kyq63o7fk5a

That is intriguing. Obviously others thought it was kosher as it went for a not inconsiderable 460. I've got a Wenford Bridge piece of hers. and its definitely the O with the Wenford Bridge mark. I see this one is attributed to 1970. She would probably have been working in France then.
A quote from her obituary in the Guardian. 'In 1960 she and her husband, Louis Hanssen, set up a workshop in a basement in Notting Hill, London, where she produced well crafted tablewares for outlets including Heal's and Primavera, and she made useful contact with the potter Lucie Rie, which helped to inject a crisp modernity into her work.'
I wonder if is from that period, as it does quite a nice crisp piece of work. The LG Would also coincide with the marriage and working partnership with Louis Hannsen.
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