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Leach pottery mug

Post by RVsaid on March 27th 2018, 4:12 pm

Hi

Does anyone know the age of this piece at all? Has the impressed England which is a little of, thanks.

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Post by philpot on March 27th 2018, 4:36 pm

Probably 1960'S possibly early 70's Standard Ware. The England mark was used then. Never quite seen a convincing explanation as to why the ENGLAND mark was used, although read somewhere it was to do with the variations in purchase tax, which was the basic goods tax before VAT was introduced with EU membership in 1972.
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Post by RVsaid on March 27th 2018, 4:42 pm

Cheers Philpot, makes sense.. I wondered if it an export thing for a bit. Any famous potters there at that time I wonder, not exactly my mug of tea though 😁
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Post by philpot on March 27th 2018, 5:29 pm

Janet and Bernard Leach. Bill Marshall. These were the only ones that really used a personal mark in that period. Things got a lot more casual in the late 70's when lot more personal marks were allowed.
A lot of these would have been produced. Leach standard ware in the 60's was a thriving business, and the potting crew would have been up to maybe even eight potters, of whom all worked on the Standard ware.
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Post by RVsaid on March 28th 2018, 3:43 pm

Nice one, thanks.
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Post by studio-pots on April 2nd 2018, 6:51 pm

The mugs would have been made by fairly new apprentices so I think it is safe to say that it wasn't made by a potter, who was well known or famous at the time.

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