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Post by olipayton September 20th 2016, 1:18 pm

A rather nice vase we picked up today in Clevedon about 200 metres from the pottery, that we think is possibly Clevedon / Yeo valley

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Post by NaomiM September 20th 2016, 1:32 pm

Looks Continental. Swiss or Troyan possibly. Although there is a British pottery doing something similar but I can't remember the name. Alternatively, an early piece of Torquay ware

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Post by hercules brabazon September 20th 2016, 2:38 pm

The pattern reminds me a bit of this Quimper one:
ths.gardenweb.com/discussions/2255358/help-with-quimper-pottery

I do have a piece in this design somewhere, but can't lay my hands on it right now. Unlike yours its made of white clay and not very old.
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Post by olipayton October 5th 2016, 9:11 am

Dont you just love light - I have had another good look over this one and can see a faint stamp saying FOREIGN and a letter either a K or an R - the search goes on!
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Post by fatlava.eu October 5th 2016, 6:31 pm

Hi there!

Might also be from Germany. Often you can find "Foreign" on german items from the 1950s. Could you try to make a better pic of the letters you can read?

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Post by Mordeep October 5th 2016, 7:24 pm

Well its not English for sure. It has that Quimper look and a kind of rustic design. I think the red clay is the clue though, there is a band that goes through Wales, Devon/Cornwall into France and then Spain. My guess southern French/Spanish then.
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