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Post by Celtic_Fan on November 22nd 2014, 2:53 pm

10inch diam bowl.
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Post by denbydump on September 18th 2016, 12:28 pm

A nicely made pot, very similar to Briglin.
Impressed just TP, not mentioned in the marks book.

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Post by DAVID24/5 on August 6th 2018, 9:26 am

Some more Tenby pieces...

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Post by denbydump on August 6th 2018, 9:38 am

A nice display. It's definitely an underrated pottery.
Lots of similarities to Briglin, in the shapes and decoration,
but always in this rather monochrome colour.
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Post by NaomiM on August 6th 2018, 10:27 am

Lovely display. There was a similar bottle vase on eBay for a few weeks which I was sure was Briglin but now I’m wondering if it was Tenby

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 6th 2018, 7:01 pm

David. Are any marked in any way?
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Post by denbydump on August 6th 2018, 7:21 pm

Any connection Alex?
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 6th 2018, 9:03 pm

Not that I know of. But looking at that group, the shapes look very familiar. The three on the left are very Briglinesque if that's a word. But it's not unusual, I'm still surprised by all the Aldermaston potters who after leaving continue to make tin glazed earthenware as if it's the only form of pottery there is... and with brushed decoration. My guess would be one of the ex Briglin potters, there was a lot of them. Annoyingly every search on Chrome thinks I'm after Denby! Who did run Tenby?

The group made me look twice, thanks David.
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Post by DAVID24/5 on August 6th 2018, 9:54 pm

Tenby Pottery was run by Boo and Tony Markes. A personal collection of Tenby Pottery was featured on an episode of Antiques Roadshow at Pembroke Castle last year I think.
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Post by DAVID24/5 on August 6th 2018, 9:58 pm

Oh sorry, forgot to mention, all pieces are marked simply 'Tenby Pottery'.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 6th 2018, 11:21 pm

We need those six pages or an email address

Book - wrote:

Tony & Boo Markes: '40 Years in Tenby' : Ceramics, Fabrics, Designs, Paintings, Sketches : 1 April-30 October, 1998

Author Tony Markes
Contributor Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
Publisher Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, 1998
Length 6 pages
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Post by DAVID24/5 on August 7th 2018, 8:48 am

Some more examples...

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