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Post by SpoonLicker on March 25th 2018, 1:40 pm

Anyone recognise this vase? Its pattern reminds me of a bear but I'm not sure that's relevant.
The only mark it has is something that looks like 5A or a damaged 5O maybe.
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Post by NaomiM on March 25th 2018, 2:16 pm

Tiki pottery, but I don’t know the maker. Very popular style in the 70s; I think there was even a chain of restaurants back then

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Post by SpoonLicker on March 25th 2018, 3:04 pm

Thanks Naomi.
The glaze is very much like Kernewek or Fosters but Google hasn't bought anything up for me that looks similar down that road.
And the tiki stuff all looks a bit more aggressive and deliberately figurative than the faces on this one. Plus most of it is marked properly where this isn't.
Back to the hunt.
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Post by tigerchips on March 26th 2018, 4:27 am

Put this in Ebay search "TI-TOKI" and you'll find something with a similar glaze.
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Post by SpoonLicker on March 26th 2018, 5:05 pm

Just found this Fosters vase on eBay.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Fosters-Tin-Mine-Vase-honeycombe-brown-1960-70s/292497016364?hash=item441a2e462c:g:NfkAAOSwinBamC0v
Could they be related?
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Post by NaomiM on March 26th 2018, 8:02 pm

No, I don’t think so. That Fosters design was used on various sizes and shapes of pots but there weren’t other versions of it.

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Post by SpoonLicker on March 27th 2018, 1:20 pm

NaomiM wrote:No, I don’t think so. That Fosters design was used on various sizes and shapes of pots but there weren’t other versions of it.

I think you're right. All my googling has got me nowhere. I did find some German mid century stuff that had a very similar glaze but nothing with a similar pattern. Maybe it's just a handmade one-off. That would explain its wonkiness.
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Post by Guest on March 27th 2018, 2:00 pm

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Post by SpoonLicker on March 29th 2018, 8:35 pm

Rob, you are a genius. Thank you!
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Post by Guest on March 29th 2018, 8:37 pm

SpoonLicker wrote:Rob, you are a genius. Thank you!

I wouldn't go that far, thanks though Most Excellent
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