Large tenmoku bowl with cat or mouse or spiral or J mark - Peter Downey

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Post by Silver Pete March 18th 2021, 10:40 am

Greetings all, I have joined this post as I have a large studio pottery bowl which I am unable to find a maker for. I have had the bowl for a few years now and have been on the lookout for the mark but drawn a blank. It is very well potted and rings like a bell when tapped. As a bit of a technophobe I don't seem to be able to add pics.....Help?Large tenmoku bowl with cat or mouse or spiral or J mark - Peter Downey P1120710
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Post by Silver Pete March 18th 2021, 2:30 pm

More bowl pics.Large tenmoku bowl with cat or mouse or spiral or J mark - Peter Downey P1120713
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Post by NaomiM March 18th 2021, 9:33 pm

Interesting mark. Looks like a J and at the same time like a cat.

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Post by Silver Pete April 15th 2021, 3:12 pm

I was looking something up in the Studio Potters' Marks book and look what I spotted on the back of the dust jacket!!Large tenmoku bowl with cat or mouse or spiral or J mark - Peter Downey P1120735
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The curly mark on the back looks very similar to the one on my bowl....anyone know whose mark it is??
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Post by NaomiM April 15th 2021, 3:58 pm

Sorry but it's not the same mark. Yours is a cat or mouse.

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Post by Silver Pete April 15th 2021, 5:06 pm

I'm just getting desperate I suppose. It is such a well made piece that I can't accept it has no brothers and sisters out there! Oh well, I have been looking for about 6 or 7 years now; the wait goes on. Sad
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Post by NaomiM April 15th 2021, 7:06 pm

I've edited the title so I can find it again if & when another one turns up

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Post by denbydump April 15th 2021, 8:08 pm

the mark, if you look closely, is a cord/rope coiled closely round an object.
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Post by philpot April 15th 2021, 9:15 pm

Whoever made it, it is a really nice quality piece. Which probably makes it even more galling when you cannot find how who the maker was. When it as nice as this, the potter SHOULD be better known!
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Post by Silver Pete April 15th 2021, 9:19 pm

Thanks for looking/editing. It is one of my favourite studio pieces and comes out now and again to drive me mad searching! It will get put away for another year and then be rediscovered to be researched again. I love this site, it's going to come in very handy! regards.
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Post by NaomiM April 23rd 2021, 10:13 pm

Found it; Peter Downey

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Post by Silver Pete April 24th 2021, 5:59 am

You are an absolute star!! I have been looking for that mark for years! What book is it in? I have got Godden's, and British studio potters marks (2nd edition), and it isn't in them. Perhaps it's a bit too recent?  Well done !, I knew someone would get it eventually with the amount of visits it had. Made my day!! Laughter
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Post by NaomiM April 24th 2021, 4:04 pm

It's in the 3rd edition of Yates Owen etc

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