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Post by Rochellewillow on March 4th 2019, 12:23 pm

I have acquired a nice little vase today but I am wondering if anyone can tell me if the different marks can differentiate a time line. There are some stamped incised with a stag mark some like this and some MGH for Mary Gibson Horrocks. Does the difference tell when made. Thank you.Buckfast Abbey Pottery - Mary Gibson-Horrocks / Boys-Adams 3aebf610
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Post by NaomiM on March 4th 2019, 1:08 pm

She set it up in the 50s, and the Buckfast stamp was in use later, so the lack of a stamp points to an early date, but beyond that I can only speculate

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Post by Rochellewillow on March 4th 2019, 1:29 pm

Thank you I was unsure as it looks very modern, would this be by her in your opinion or would it be marked with her initials if that were the case.
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Post by NaomiM on March 4th 2019, 3:46 pm

It was originally set it up by the monks in 1952 before she arrived and ran it, training the monks etc, so probably not by her personally

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Post by Rochellewillow on March 4th 2019, 3:48 pm

Ok interesting thank you
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Post by philpot on March 5th 2019, 7:35 am

Over the years I have come across a lot of Mary Gibson Horrocks\Buckfast Abbey pottery  in charity shops and boot sales. To such an extent that it must have been produced in quantity by a number of people. Think Aldermaston, Winchcombe, Prinknash, Leach standard ware, Briglin sort of scale.
          It had the perfect site for tourist giftware sales. Lovely building and grounds, halfway twist Sea and Moors, just of the main A38 Exeter/Plymouth trunk road with a ready source of labour.
          The monks were very good at commercial ventures. The notorious Buckfast Abbey Fortified Wine (the bane of Glaswegian alcoholics) was produced there.
Proof in point, at this precise moment there are 46 items of Buckfast/Mary Gibson Horrocks items on sale on Ebay. That is a lot!
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