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Post by Guest February 25th 2018, 2:05 pm

A lovely small porcelain bowl (one of several I have from the same artist), looks to have a Jananese influence.
Any help with the maker appreciated. The mark is not that clear on any of the pieces, though I think it probably reads as ET, or possibly EJ.
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Post by Guest February 25th 2018, 2:07 pm

Sorry, some pictures might be of help

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Post by dantheman February 25th 2018, 2:40 pm

are those potters mark pics in focus? Shocked

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Post by Guest February 25th 2018, 3:18 pm

They are Dan, just very feint & not at all clear. The third one is nigh on impossible to make out anything.
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Post by Guest February 25th 2018, 3:23 pm

Could they be the mark of Elmer Taylor?
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Post by NaomiM February 25th 2018, 4:17 pm

I don’t think it’s his style. Looks fairly new

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Post by r-and-f February 25th 2018, 4:37 pm

I think these might be by Eddie Thompson, Rodel, Isle of Harris. I only have in my collection a couple of heavily potted stoneware pieces by him but apparently he did also use porcelain (see this link).

Eddie is one of several "lost" Scottish potters who I'm trying to research for a possible book project. I'd be interested to see more pictures of your pots, please.
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Post by Guest February 25th 2018, 6:28 pm

Thank you for the feedback folks.
That sounds interersting, many thanks for the link.
I'll upload more tomorrow r&f, though I can send some to you directly and you are more than welcome to use any images for your book, if of any benefit.
Many thanks.
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Post by Guest February 26th 2018, 3:39 pm

More pictures, as promised.

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I have tried to do a little research, but absolutely nothing about this potter online that I can see, other than what is at the Long Gallery link.
It feels safe to say that his work must be fairly rare; are his pieces valuable?
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Post by NaomiM February 26th 2018, 3:44 pm

We dont give valuations but as a general rule of thumb:
Well known and rare = valuable.
Well known and rarely collected or prolific = not worth much.
Not very well known and not collected = not worth much.
Unknown and may be rare = currently worth what you paid for them until it’s IDed and then see above.

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Post by Guest February 26th 2018, 4:01 pm

Thank you Naomi, that is fair enough.
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Post by philpot February 26th 2018, 4:08 pm

Value is entirely a reflection of supply and demand.
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Post by r-and-f February 26th 2018, 10:55 pm

Thank you for the extra images and for permission to use them.

There's a little bit more about Eddie in an article from a 1975 Scots Magazine here.

I've  got two of his pots, which are the only ones I've ever seen until yours came along. So, yes, his pots are rare, but since (as far as I know) I'm the only person interested in him, there's no competition to buy them. So they would have no significant value - as Philpot says, it's all a matter of supply and demand.

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Post by NaomiM February 26th 2018, 11:06 pm

Very interesting. May I add the photos to my Marks database?

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Post by r-and-f February 26th 2018, 11:42 pm

Yes of course Naomi! Happy
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Post by NaomiM February 27th 2018, 12:29 am

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Post by Guest February 27th 2018, 1:21 pm

You are most welcome, feel free to contact me if you would like any more in the future.
Nice pieces, the green one is gorgeous. Hard to believe that all five(including mine) are from the same hand.
What you all say makes perfect sense, many thanks again for the feedback.
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Post by NaomiM February 27th 2018, 1:52 pm

They are lovely dishes Excellent

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Post by Guest February 27th 2018, 2:06 pm

Yes, I was lucky to get them. Happy
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