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Post by Johners2000 on July 18th 2017, 6:22 pm

I bought this for the novelty value as I have no idea why anyone would do this. Shocked

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Post by NaomiM on July 18th 2017, 11:18 pm

Looks like Barrie Linfoot's mark, but someone's been naughty and written Bernard Leach's mark on the base

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Post by Johners2000 on July 19th 2017, 9:34 am

I sent the images to Leach pottery to ask their opinion - not because I think it has anything to do with them but just in case they have seen it's like before - they haven't.

However they did say that both marks are very good copies of Bernard Leach marks - so they suspect it's a potter having a joke - no way of knowing who made it - maybe a student.
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Post by tigerchips on July 19th 2017, 10:12 am

Yeah, the mark on the base should be impressed.

BTW, i came by this cup which i suspect is by Barrie Linfoot. But it's very confusing because i spotted a so-called Bernard Leach teaset in one of the Millers books with almost the exact same shaped cups, it didn't have the embossed pattern around the side though. Probably misidentified maybe.

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Post by NaomiM on July 19th 2017, 10:20 am

Well it's definitely not a Leach, St Ives, cup. I'm not familiar with Linfoot's work but it doesn't look like his mark in the book. Just going by the style and clay I'd have thought European pottery; maybe French

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Post by NaomiM on July 19th 2017, 10:23 am

The teapot is most likely a student piece

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Post by Johners2000 on July 19th 2017, 12:27 pm

It's well made so a competent potter. I think I have found another mark, looks like a rose or some kind of flower. Strange tea/coffee pot with even stranger marks Img_2545
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