Stoneware bowl M mark - Mary Rich? Marg Hall?

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Post by touchdry April 26th 2019, 11:26 am

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Hi folks,

I have had this unassuming bowl for years (bought in the UK) - great to fill with fermented condiments like kimchi.

2.5" high ... 4.5" diameter.

It is simply a lovely bowl, well made, lightweight, exact linear decoration.

But the M mark has eluded me.

Any thoughts will be very much appreciated.

Thanks.
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Post by NaomiM April 26th 2019, 11:37 am

Looks like an early Mary Rich before she switched to porcelain and gilded decoration

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Post by touchdry April 26th 2019, 12:12 pm

Thanks for that NaomiM ... I have just emailed her ... I'll let you know if she answers. Clap
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Post by denbydump April 26th 2019, 12:53 pm

Marg Hall, Pencaitland maybe.
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Post by NaomiM April 26th 2019, 1:28 pm

Marg Hall’s m was more heart shaped
https://pin.it/4e5zwnq35fnezu

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Post by touchdry April 30th 2019, 9:09 am

Mary Rich emailed the following:

"Dear Tim,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
Thanks for the two photos. The potter's mark does look very like mine and I did make pots using stoneware back in the sixties. It could well be one of mine but I cannot be 100% sure. I started my first pottery in Falmouth in 1962 and moved here in 1969. If it is one of mine, I think it would be a Falmouth pot - but many potters make nice little pots like this!
Sorry I can't be more definite.
Best wishes,
Mary."

I guess I put it down to a "maybe" Happy
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Post by dantheman April 30th 2019, 9:32 am

if you closely inspect known Mary Rich bowls in museums or galleries you may be able to work it out by comparing the colours

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