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Post by Essenjay on September 19th 2019, 9:11 pm

This (stoneware?) mug came in an auction lot of Wenford Bridge pieces, one each by Michael, Seth and Ara Cardew. It was apparently by a student of the senior Cardew but the auction house was unsure of their identity. The lower monogram looks to be HF and the upper one looks like the Greek Phi without the stick extending below. Any guesses?

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Post by denbydump on September 19th 2019, 9:44 pm

cb maybe? The lower mark is almost South Heighton.
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Post by denbydump on September 20th 2019, 3:58 pm

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Post by philpot on September 24th 2019, 4:59 pm

If the lower mark is South Heighton then it is either Chris Lewis or Ursula Mommens. Ursula being the one who actually worked with Michael Cardew.
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Post by Essenjay on September 26th 2019, 9:25 pm

Thanks, both for the suggestion. I'm struggling to find any similar South Heighton marks though. Don't suppose that you have a link please, Jerry?
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Post by NaomiM on September 26th 2019, 9:29 pm

I don’t think it’s South Heighton, if only because of the shape and clay, and the mark is inconclusive

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Post by denbydump on September 26th 2019, 9:49 pm

As always, just bouncing spurious ideas aroud, to maybe give some pointers
to further research. Nice item, should be something.
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Post by NaomiM on September 28th 2019, 3:43 pm

The lower mark looks a bit like Ray Finch’s very early mark. Is it possible that part of it is just cracks in the glaze giving the appearance of an H?

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Post by Essenjay on September 30th 2019, 6:42 pm

Definitely no hint of a curl, unfortunately, so closest would be HF or, if you rotate 90 degrees, a 4 resting on a line. The mark above, if also rotated, looks like a lower case e with the horizontal line extended to the left. I suspect that the potter may be too obscure to be identified but I'll keep me fingers crossed.
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Post by philpot on October 1st 2019, 7:23 am

That top mark reminds me of the one that Colin Pearson used for his production work.
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Post by NaomiM on October 1st 2019, 10:43 am

Similar but Pearson’s mark is the other way up and in a square

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Post by denbydump on October 1st 2019, 1:40 pm

I'm clearly seeing "cb" for the potter's mark.
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Post by Essenjay on October 1st 2019, 1:44 pm

Agreed, if I had to put money on it, I would say cb and HF. Doesn't help much, does it?!
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