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Post by philpot Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:31 pm

It will be interesting to see the market reaction to these pieces.
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Post by studio-pots Fri Dec 24, 2021 1:23 pm

Here are a few more "modern pieces" by Bob that I obtained from Su on a SOR basis a few years ago and sold.

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Post by philpot Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:24 am

An interesting sale. The old style pieces sold quite well with few unsolds. One  of the very big ones went for £1500 and 2 more for £1000 or more. The rest of the old style went mostly within estimates.
            Different for the more modern style ones like Studio illustrates above. A fair number of unsold, with most of the rest going at the low range of the estimates. The Robert Washington figure studies sold well.
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Post by dantheman Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:31 am

the later work was less popular so I bought one of his earlier pots and the Pearl Diver ,which was a piece I have been after for quite some time Most Excellent

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Post by philpot Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:56 am

Very nice Dan!
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Post by dantheman Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:59 am

the widow could have sold it to me directly for more money but she rolled the dice in auction

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Post by 22 Crawford St. Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:02 pm

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Post by dantheman Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:29 pm

https://www.sworder.co.uk/auction/search/?au=1010&sd=2

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Post by dantheman Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:07 pm

today I collected my Pearl Diver wall plaque
18 x24 inches



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Post by dantheman Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:22 pm

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also picked up this imposing,20 inch tall, vase and stopped off at the Fitzwilliam Museum on the way home.
A good day for pottery and art  Jumping For Joy

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Post by studio-pots Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:28 pm

Do you have any idea when he did the wall plaque?

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Post by croker Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:11 pm

hi Dantheman, I viewed your 'pearl diver' piece in Sworders and i think it was the best of the plaques, very Hockney like, Sworders give a date as mid 80's for this piece.
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Post by dantheman Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:29 pm

I'm sure he was influenced by the Hockney swimming pool, 
This video is a good guide to the timeline

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aMZqV6wMBcs

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Post by croker Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:47 pm

I have mixed feelings about the worthiness of the later potted Washington pieces in my collection , as Philpot rightly pointed out these pots are out of their time frame, i have two pieces very similar and while they are excellently potted and decorated they don't seem right for their date somehow, it's like having a pot with a crack ,no matter how much you try to hide it grates every time you look at it.Robert Johnson Washington  - Page 2 P1060010
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Post by studio-pots Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:18 pm

I think if it was displayed with Staite Murray + his pupils pieces then it would be fine but I know what you mean.

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Post by dantheman Sun May 15, 2022 7:41 pm

More for sale on Tuesday at Sworders

https://www.sworder.co.uk/auction/details/a1020-design---two-day-sale/?au=1053


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