Grogged ceramic vase marked CRANK A7(T) SPY?

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Post by touchdry December 7th 2018, 2:06 pm

Grogged ceramic vase marked CRANK A7(T) SPY? Crank110
Grogged ceramic vase marked CRANK A7(T) SPY? Crank210
Grogged ceramic vase marked CRANK A7(T) SPY? Crank310


Hi folks,

Can anyone make sense of this very tactile vase?

I have a feeling it might be a test firing owing to the 'marks' underneath.

CRANK ... isn't that a specific grogged clay?
The bracketed T ... could that mean 'T Material'?
... And is it SPY or 5PY?
As to who made it ... I have no idea ... I bought in the UK ... but IS it English? Um...

5.5" high ... 6" diameter.

Any clues will be appreciated ... Thanks!
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Post by NaomiM December 7th 2018, 2:12 pm

Yes, Crank is the name of a specific type of grogged clay, so most likely it’s a glaze test piece.

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Post by dantheman December 7th 2018, 8:51 pm

agreed

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