Salt Glazed Cat Pen/Brush Pot

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Post by bishbosh July 31st 2016, 1:01 am

Hi

Can anyone help me with this pot?  I think it's a cat's face.  Seems quite well made and has some sort of signature on the base.

Would appreciate help identifying the signature or a pointer as to country of origin if anyone has any ideas.

Thank you.

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Post by NaomiM July 31st 2016, 1:42 am

Can't find it in my 1999 copy of the marks book

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Post by dantheman July 31st 2016, 7:33 am

I have never seen a salt glazed piece with a base like that?
are you sure?

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Post by studio-pots July 31st 2016, 10:00 am

It's not possible to salt glaze precisely so it isn't salt-glazed. What I mean is that you can't have regular unglazed areas after firing if salt had been added to the kiln.

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Post by dantheman July 31st 2016, 10:09 am

hard to tell from a pic but my guess is Tenmoku glaze

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Post by NaomiM July 31st 2016, 1:09 pm

I'm wondering if it's by one of the Chelsea Pottery potters

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Post by 22 Crawford St. July 31st 2016, 1:32 pm

Naomi - the inside and base look very clean, not a mark on that tail which looks fragile. I also think he is a water dropper/brush pot. That black lining has been done with some alacrity.
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