Salt-glazed Steampunk Coffee Can?

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Salt-glazed Steampunk Coffee Can?

Post by touchdry on October 1st 2018, 10:20 am





This is my new coffee can ... I bought it at a French (Charente) boot sale over the weekend.

It is fabulously like a Hamlyn or even a Keeler ... but neither of those. And although the G (if it IS a G) bares a close resemblance to Guy Sydenham's G ... it is not his either. So who made it?

Height 9.5cm Diameter 6.5cm
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Post by dantheman on October 1st 2018, 11:30 am

I collect saltglaze including all the potters you ruled out and have seen noting similar to your pot so I assume it isn't British

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Post by touchdry on October 1st 2018, 11:38 am

Yes ... I wondered that myself. But as you say, I have not seen anything else like it. Whilst a lot of the vintage French works are salt-glazed I cannot seem to find any contemporary pieces that have any similarity to this little can ... I will ask the same question to the French pottery forum Placedelours and see if any of their experts can shed light - if they do I shall let this forum know ... here goes ...
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Post by dantheman on October 1st 2018, 11:48 am

the knob on the handle is for you thumb I assume?

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Post by touchdry on October 1st 2018, 11:51 am

... Well ... that is how I am using it! I could almost say that it is an ergonomical delight! ... Because it works!!
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Post by dantheman on October 1st 2018, 12:34 pm

this is what I look for in utilitarian pottery, Guy Sydenham would delight in improving on designs that generations of potters had left imperfect

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