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Rabbit mark on old bowl

Post by slopingsteve on January 20th 2019, 2:33 pm



This feels old to me. It looks old. It has a "27" on the base which may be a date, and it has this wonderful mark which I can only see as a rabbit with whiskers. It is rough stoneware clay with lots of impurities/inclusions but it runs through a gamut of colours from the light yellow to the black. Does it ring any bells with anyone?
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Post by studio-pots on January 21st 2019, 2:53 pm

The bowl looks old and the mark is wonderful, as you suggest, but more like a rabbit with flatulence to me.


Nothing to suggest that the bowl is not British other than the mark but.... ?

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Post by dantheman on January 21st 2019, 4:54 pm

bunnyfart pottery ?

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Post by NaomiM on January 21st 2019, 4:57 pm

27 might be the year

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Post by NaomiM on January 22nd 2019, 7:00 pm

Looks like Jessie King's rabbit mark from the book. She was working from 1910, so the number is probably a date, but the book lists her as a decorator

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Post by slopingsteve on January 23rd 2019, 5:43 pm

I would love you to be right but I am very skeptical. She decorated: she decorated earthenware: she didn't throw, and the colours are at completely the opposite end of the spectrum. Her rabbits are much more realistic than mine as well, mine definitely having been scribed into the wet clay, seemingly sitting and farting (consensus) as opposed to gambolling.
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Post by studio-pots on January 24th 2019, 6:26 pm

I don't think the number is the date. Although the bowl is "old" if it is British then the stoneware body is not right for 1927. The rabbit is used as a symbol/mark in oriental pottery too but then the number doesn't fit. It is most confusing but I agree that there is nothing to suggest it is Jessie King.

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Post by slopingsteve on January 26th 2019, 5:15 pm

How do you mean that the stoneware body is not right for 1927?
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Post by studio-pots on January 26th 2019, 5:21 pm

That brownish stoneware body is something that I have not seen used in pre-War British ceramics. Pre-war it tended to be more of the fawn colour you still see.

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