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Post by paddymelon October 11th 2015, 2:41 pm

Hi,
I have a lovely lamp base with runes and mottled glaze. Initials to base appear to say JT 66. Does anyone know who made it? What kind/style of shade would it have had originally?
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Post by studio-pots October 11th 2015, 2:53 pm

Welcome to the Forum. It looks like the work of a hobby potter but it would be good to see the base.

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Post by NaomiM October 11th 2015, 4:42 pm

Looks to be decorated by a follower of Bernard Rooke and Alan Wallwork, but the style of marking points to it being a student piece, although there's an outside chance it's American or Australian.

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Post by paddymelon October 11th 2015, 8:11 pm

Thanks for the quick responses. I'm from Australia but I'm not sure this came over with the rest of my stuff. I'll attempt another attachment.
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Post by studio-pots October 12th 2015, 1:09 pm

The mark really confirms it being by a hobby potter to me.

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Post by NaomiM October 12th 2015, 5:36 pm

A lot of US and Australian potters, untrained in the Leach way of marking pots, have this style of mark. I like the shape and decoration, but it does look a bit student-y.

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Post by paddymelon October 12th 2015, 6:00 pm

Cheers everyone, I guess I'll never know. Looking at the signature again, it does lack some confidence and it has a teenage vibe! The surface, though is quite good. My amateur attempts never turned out that well. They even provided an option for the wiring, side or back! I really like it and it looks great on an oak table. I just need to find the right shade.
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