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Post by Nik December 10th 2013, 8:35 pm

Candlestick, 6". Crystalline glaze, mark appears to be  "M" with a tail encircling the year "2001"

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Post by Potty December 10th 2013, 9:07 pm

Think it's one we have had before.

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Post by NaomiM December 10th 2013, 9:28 pm

We've had a number of Ms before but this one doesn't ring a bell. Maybe it's in the id-ed section.

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Post by Nik January 26th 2014, 11:38 pm

I offer up Louis Mulcahy as a possibility - similar designs and does do a similar glaze on some pieces.

http://www.louismulcahy.com/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes&sppp=20
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Post by NaomiM January 27th 2014, 12:10 am

It's possible. There's a green speckled milk jug on ebay right now with a very similar glaze.

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Post by NaomiM January 27th 2014, 12:15 am

There's also a candlestick with a very similar shape (with added handle) and Louis Mulcahy label, so I think that's a positive Id.

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Post by Nik January 27th 2014, 12:45 am

Yes, I saw the jug and it sent me off on a trail...
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Post by stardust* July 6th 2016, 5:36 pm

Had this beautifully made pot on my shelf for a while, it's not going anywhere but could you tell me if it's Louis Mulcahy?
If it is (I hope so) I've had problems finding a comparative mark, are they mostly marked with stuck on labels?

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Post by NaomiM July 6th 2016, 6:10 pm

Does seem to be a similar mark to this one, but I don't think we've had a definitive ID yet

https://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t13865-studio-candlestick-with-crystalline-glaze-louis-mulcahy#110616

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Post by NaomiM July 6th 2016, 6:16 pm

Seems he's still working. May be best to contact him directly

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Post by stardust* July 6th 2016, 8:18 pm

Thanks, will try and contact him.
This is the only clear one I found which was similar:

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/334814553529706752/
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Post by debbie32 July 7th 2016, 1:15 pm

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Heres a photo of a mug I have of his - I have come across lots of his pottery (more modern than yours) and the incised backstamp does vary slightly with the M being up the other way sometimes, but to me yours looks right.
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Post by stardust* July 7th 2016, 2:58 pm

That is very clearly marked, and has the same distinctive swirl.
Do you know if the number in the center was the year it was made?...makes sense. Your mark looks like 2002 (I'd love to see the mug) and mine being 1983 would roughly (give it a couple of years leeway) fit in with the change in glaze which is mentioned in "The early beginnings" on his website I've just looked at. He mentions around 1985 he developed a variegated navy blue with brushed oxide decoration.
Thanks for your post debbi32 it's been really helpful.
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Post by debbie32 July 7th 2016, 3:14 pm

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Here are a couple of photos of my mug in the navy blue you were speaking of. I believe that you're right and that the 02 is a date stamp for 2002 making yours '83. Its a lovely pot :)
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Post by stardust* July 7th 2016, 3:39 pm

Nice mug too, thanks for showing it to me.
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