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Post by dantheman on March 10th 2015, 11:59 am

very unusual, I haven't seen one of those before

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 10th 2015, 5:06 pm

Dan, whats unusual. Front looks normal but a bit slippy. Is back decs unusual ?
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Post by dantheman on March 10th 2015, 5:37 pm

the shape,the size,the finish..I think your question should be what is similar to Celtic?

From the look of that crazing Im guessing it's an early Mousehole piece but best to go back though this thread and look for colour matching pieces

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Post by Celtic_Fan on March 10th 2015, 6:58 pm

Thanks for pointing me to this Dan.

Yeh, I agree - this is a very unusual fish dish.

From the pic's it looks to be 'fluted' and is not a shape I've ever seen before.
There is a large deep 'fruit' bowl, but that has straight(ish) side - not fluted.

The blackened sides is also rather unusual, as sides tend to be decorated or at least with a regular colour.
I've seen one vase with a blacked bottom and a 'dish' with black interior, but nothing like this.

The very flat base also seems to fit with a couple of things I have, believed to be Mousehole.

The colours are also unusual. Celtic Newlyn does seem to have had a period of using odd colours, but Mousehole also did have some varied colours.

From what I can see, I'd also suggest Mousehole production.
A VERY nice dish - that would look good in my collection Cheeky

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 12th 2015, 11:18 pm

[Ahh, there is a story - I was up at the fair on Sunday and I was talking to a very helpful dealer caller Adrian. "Did you see the little Celtic dish?. No? Well wait here - I'll get it for you." Off he goes for a few minutes leaving me in charge of the stall. I stood there and was wondering what would happen if someone wanted to buy something, then I thought no just watch them. Then I thought I was watching too much, might put buyers off? Anyway I didn't really 'find' it in the true meaning we use in the forum. Credit where credit is due.]
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Post by dantheman on March 19th 2015, 1:36 pm

Here's a later Mousehole piece signed by maggi , it seems to be hurriedly painted so I'm guessing production speed and turnover was becoming more important by this stage as Maggi was first and foremost a buisnesswoman

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Post by l33ham180 on April 17th 2015, 9:04 pm

here is my bargain from the auction today.

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the two at the back have loads of damage and are only really fit for the bin

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here are the 3 good ones on their own
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Post by dantheman on April 17th 2015, 9:22 pm

they could be restored

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Post by l33ham180 on April 17th 2015, 9:26 pm

very much doubt it. when i say they are ready for the bin I think that's where they were found. To be honest it would cost more to restore than what they are worth
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Post by mowen on May 7th 2015, 9:14 am

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I'm hoping i've posted this in the right place!

So, it looks like celtic fan's canister, but its on a terracotta type body.... ?what are your thoughts on it please?

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Post by mowen on May 7th 2015, 9:25 am

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Post by vanmann on May 7th 2015, 10:06 am

I recently bought this mug which I believed to be Celtic Newlyn. I have been unable to find any images with this same design so would be grateful if someone could confirm (or otherwise) the origin of this piece. If this is Celtic is the detailing around the handle commonplace as I have never seen that before, and is there a name for this pattern.
All thoughts much appreciated John


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Post by dantheman on May 7th 2015, 11:40 am

not a design I have seen before but definitely made by Bill or Maggie and I would guess it was made in Mousehole

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Post by dantheman on May 7th 2015, 11:42 am

very unusual both the shape and the colourway.
I would say it was made in Mousehole

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Post by dantheman on May 7th 2015, 7:02 pm

the handle is a give away,I have similar mugs with labels

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Post by NaomiM on May 17th 2015, 2:57 am

Finally dug these out of the attic. Two Celtic vases with phoenix bird motif

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Post by ade0915 on May 25th 2015, 5:57 pm

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Very pleased to have found these today at Malvern. They are very early Celtic made at Mousehole by Bill Fisher. As rare as 'hens teeth'.
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Post by dantheman on May 25th 2015, 6:15 pm

Very fine examples, well done!

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Post by Chassyboy on June 10th 2015, 4:23 pm

Hi,

Can anyone tell me if the Bill Fisher referred to here is the William Fisher who worked out of The Studio, 25 Swain Street, Watchet?

In the 1970's whilst on holiday in Cornwell I purchased 2 black Terra Cotta wall plaques that came with a booklet attributing them to William Fisher. One is of a horse approx. 30cm x 24cm and the other is of a Japanese warrior (oval shaped approx.17cm x 23cm)I am trying to do some research on these as to their origins and current worth etc.

Any info. regarding this will be much appreciated.

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Post by dantheman on June 10th 2015, 4:58 pm

Welcome Cb.
it's news to me if he did but if you have the plaques I would be happy to take a look at them
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Post by Chassyboy on June 12th 2015, 9:53 am

Hi ,
Thanks for the info. - hope I have got this right! Chassyboy
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Post by dantheman on June 12th 2015, 2:06 pm

the first 2  images are very small but look very like Bill Fishers work at Mousehole, also the description of his subject matter, Bulls, lions and Unicorns all sculpted in 'terra cotta' and looking heraldic etc all ties in with Bill's Mousehole production.
I'm very excited by your post and will be investigating the Somerset connection

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Post by Celtic_Fan on June 19th 2015, 11:49 pm

ade0915 wrote:Celtic (Newlyn & Mousehole) - Page 13 Img_1817

Very pleased to have found these today at Malvern. They are very early Celtic made at Mousehole by Bill Fisher. As rare as 'hens teeth'.
At last - I now know that my ones aren't 'only children'.
These are the first of this 'design' that I've ever seen, other than the 4 sat in my cabinet.

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Post by Celtic_Fan on June 20th 2015, 12:07 am

Chassyboy - FANTASTIC examples of Bills work (no shadow of a doubt), I'm jealous Clap
I'd love to see more of the booklet.

Like Dan, I've not heard of Bill working from Watchet.
It could just be a coincidence that like the Mousehole site, it's called The Studio - I guess many places could have been.

Do you remember if this Studio, sold only Bill's Work, or did it sell the work of other potters?
I suppose this could just have been another outlet for his work.
Although, we don't actually know much about Bills work and where he worked from, after Maggi moved to Newlyn. We know he did continue and made some lovely stuff, but from where is rather murky. But I'd be very surprised if he moved his work to Watchet.

My money is on this being an outlet for his work.

How many pages does this booklet have?
Yet another thing I now have to try and find Frustrated

Many thanks for showing us these plaques

oh, nearly forgot - what size are these plaques?
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Post by Chassyboy on June 23rd 2015, 5:07 pm

Hi Celtic_ Fan,

Thanks for your reply - since making the post I have been advise that these are probably not by the same William Fisher? One is of a horse approx. 30cm x 24cm and the other is of a Japanese warrior (oval shaped approx.17cm x 23cmWe bought the items in an art shop when we were on holiday in Cornwall,in the St Agnes Bay area not at Watchet but the booklet has clearly been issued from the Watchet address. The booklet has three more pages but these are devoted to the history of Terra Cotta. Not sure where this leaves this topic - I have at present unable to make any further inroads to the source of the two items.
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