Lidded vase, MA mark Scottish?

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Post by highlanddlg Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:58 am

This belonged to my partner's mother. My partner remembers that it was used as a cookie jar in the early 1960s. The mark looks like an Aldermaston signature, but I am unable to identify it. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts. Many thanks, Darren  Lidded vase, MA mark Scottish? Img_2011
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Post by denbydump Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:00 pm

Really not their style, or type of clay.
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Post by highlanddlg Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:28 pm

Thank you - your expertise is appreciated Happy
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Post by philpot Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:35 pm

Utterly different style I am afraid. Aldermaston was earthenware,with a white tin glaze and Islamic type decoration.
Judge for yourself. Lots on the Aldermaston thread on our site.
https://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t3346-aldermaston-pottery?highlight=aldermaston.
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Post by NaomiM Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:59 pm

Appears to be a slip moulded pot which was been decorated by hand. There are some potters in the Scottish Isles making similar work; I’ll see if I can find them.

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Post by highlanddlg Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:45 pm

Thank you so much. My partner's mother recently passed away, and it means a lot to her to glean any history behind some familiar items. My partner's mother was Scottish, so your initial feeling certainly makes sense. Thanks again
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Post by NaomiM Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:08 am

The one i was thinking of was Persabus Pottery on the Isle of Islay, but I dont think they’ve been in operation for 50-60 years

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Post by Grumpy Grandad Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:57 am

NaomiM wrote:The one i was thinking of was Persabus Pottery on the Isle of Islay, but I dont think they’ve been in operation for 50-60 years
It's still a possibility then, if highlanddlg's partner remembers it being used in the 1960s.
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Post by NaomiM Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:13 pm

It doesn’t necessarily follow that that particular pottery was in operation. Sometimes they’ve been handed or sold on, or someone new has set up a decade or two after the first Pottery

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