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Post by Clarehelen June 21st 2016, 11:32 pm

Hello - has anyone got any ideas about origin/maker of this attractive ceramic wall plaque.
It's a bit like pieces made by Ruscha in Germany or Arnold Wiigs in Norway. However, these tend have a more matte finish, whereas the glaze on this is very glossy.
It has a darker patch on the back that looks as though it could have been a maker's mark but it is indistinct and faded. There is some lettering to the side of the tile, but I can't really make any words out because the letters are partially missing.
The plaque measures almost 8" tall, by almost 4" wide. I guess it dates to approximately the 1960s/70s.


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Post by denbydump June 22nd 2016, 12:13 am

It could be Vallauris, France.
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Post by NaomiM June 22nd 2016, 12:19 am

It might be made in Spain. Ive seen similar tiles in gift shops.

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Post by Clarehelen June 22nd 2016, 9:00 am

Thanks for ideas - I'll have a look at Spanish & Vallauris items.
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