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Post by benwilliams February 19th 2019, 4:49 pm

Tried to ID this a few times and surprisingly couldn’t. Well thrown, heavy 19” stoneware jug, well decorated. I did wonder if it might be foreign. I’ll probably find now that it’s a local Devon piece and I know nothing. I know I’ve put a lot of pots on recently. I’m not working right now and I’m wading through boxes. I just want to say to all of you who’ve messaged with facts and opinions - I really appreciate it. It’s great for improving my knowledge.

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Post by benwilliams February 19th 2019, 4:50 pm

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Post by philpot February 20th 2019, 7:55 am

The decoration does look like Abuja. Yet none of the recognised Abuja potters fit that signature.It looks slightly odd actually. The top and the bottom look as though they were made separately, and then shoved on to each other.
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Post by benwilliams February 20th 2019, 9:45 am

I think you’re right, it may well have been thrown as two pieces and joined. It’s an unusual pot and I’m sure it’s been sold in a gallery with the ticket on the base. But I guess it could be foreign.
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Post by NaomiM February 20th 2019, 10:30 am

I’ve come across it a few times before but not managed to ID it. It’s a bit like Andrew Van Der Putten ‘s mark from New Zealand, or there’s Dorothy (Dotty) Pennicott

Mystery mark
https://pin.it/dqhwyudojkpwii

Andrew Van Der Putten -
https://pin.it/slvwsht4u2knzm

Dotty Pennicott -
https://pin.it/7gvsbugzabclxx


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Post by benwilliams February 20th 2019, 4:54 pm

The mark on the stoneware dish on the first link looks like the one. Hopefully we’ll find out one day. You must be so organised to be able to find information and not lose it!
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Post by NaomiM February 20th 2019, 5:56 pm

I rely on Pinterest as my filing system.

I’ve edited the previous post because I forgot to include Andrew Van Der Putten’s mark. The one you saw is another example like yours

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Post by benwilliams February 4th 2021, 4:52 pm

I’ve just been through some of my old posts.
It looks like you’ve got a positive ID on this now?
Anthony Southwell, Aston Pottery?
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Post by NaomiM February 4th 2021, 5:00 pm

benwilliams wrote:I’ve just been through some of my old posts.
It looks like you’ve got a positive ID on this now?
Anthony Southwell, Aston Pottery?

Yes. Most Excellent
Although difficult to tell if the pieces are by Dotty (Dorothy) Pennicott who set up the pottery, or her son-in-law Anthony Southwell who carried it on.

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Post by benwilliams February 4th 2021, 5:08 pm

Hooray, well done! I’m happy to send it off to a new home then and as it is a monster jug it’ll make some much needed space. Thank you!
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Post by philpot February 4th 2021, 6:33 pm

I would certainly not like to pack that one for secure posting! Laughter
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Post by benwilliams February 4th 2021, 7:17 pm

Touch wood, Hermes have been very good. Now well hear about the nightmare deliveries!
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