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Post by Timo March 8th 2021, 8:37 pm

Would love some help to identify possibly the potters mark on this
small pot (50mm high).
Iris pottery was founded in 1899 and closed in 1902.
some Iris pots i have seen bear the mark of AW Finch, but i can
not find information for the potters mark on my pot.
Any help appreciated,
Tim

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Post by NaomiM March 8th 2021, 8:55 pm

Your pot seems to be stamped A-B_IRIS
BORGA??
FINLAND

I dont know if it's the same factory; I've only found examples with Finch's AWF monogram and a different stamp for Iris Pottery. The F mark might be Finch?

Examples of the Iris mark, and Finch's initials.

https://pin.it/4sorQsE

https://pin.it/7je1fES

And a biography of the man. He moved to Finland in 1897 and set up the Aktiebolaget Iris factory to manufacture the pots, but it became bankrupt by 1902. He then became a teacher of Ceramics in the Central School of Applied Arts 1902-30, and then Graphics.

http://www.uiah.fi/studies/history2/fincha.htm

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Post by Timo March 8th 2021, 9:19 pm

Thanks for the swift reply Naomi, it is the same factory AB is like, and co or limited.
Borga is the Swedish name for the Finnish town of Porvoo.
The leaf like mark i think is for the French retailer la maison moderne.
I had the initials at the top in the oblong as maybe PJ?
(it just about crept into the 20th centuary)
Thanks again,
tim
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