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Post by wildmantel February 18th 2016, 12:15 am

I am curious to see if you knowledgeable people can help?
It is signed on the with a name and what I take to be a date.
It says  P A COCKER  4  9-10-57? Thank you for looking


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Post by NaomiM February 18th 2016, 1:45 am

Slip cast. Markings like that on a slipcast piece points to a home painting kit or student/hobby potter piece.

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Post by wildmantel February 18th 2016, 1:57 am

Thank you. I still kind of like it, especially if the person has taken the trouble to date it.
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Post by NaomiM February 18th 2016, 2:31 am

A date is usually a dead give away that it's by a hobby potter (at least in the UK. In the US it's far more common). A professional potter, producing hundreds of pots a week is not going to have time to date them, although some, like Aldermaston, do use a year code.

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