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Post by Rochellewillow May 4th 2019, 8:40 pm

Originally thought maybe Bernard Rooke. There was another on a selling site exactly the same though, bit sceptical now as no makers mark. It was bought in the Suffolk area so could be? But  need some expertise 🤔thank you. Bernard Rooke - Page 8 6c5d0d10
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Post by denbydump May 4th 2019, 10:00 pm

This looks like a modern Rooke peice by his sons.
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Post by NaomiM May 4th 2019, 11:29 pm

Agreed, later Rooke made by his sons from moulds

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Post by philpot May 5th 2019, 7:31 am

Yes very much later Rooke. Anything in this style that looks Really Boring has got to be from those moulds!
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Post by Rochellewillow May 7th 2019, 12:04 pm

Ahh great explains a lot thank you as always for your advice👍🏻
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Post by NaomiM May 7th 2019, 12:36 pm

I see a lot on the US studio pottery groups. They seemed to have been made largely for the American Market. Some with quite garish colours

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Post by Rochellewillow May 7th 2019, 1:05 pm

It’s a completely different market from the early Bernard Rooke pottery I get that now and was sceptical as too perfect and similar items out there, as I always say someone will love it 🥰
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Post by studio-pots May 10th 2019, 9:41 pm

NaomiM wrote:I see a lot on the US studio pottery groups. They seemed to have been made largely for the American Market. Some with quite garish colours


There were/are a large number of US Airbases around the part of East Anglia where the Rooke family live, hence why it has gone to the States.


I remember going to the showroom years ago and it was full of this stuff and worse.

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Post by Rochellewillow May 11th 2019, 7:08 am

I’m happy that it’s genuine I had a look on US site Naomi, the price is right anyway 👍🏻. Good call about the air bases SP.
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Post by studio-pots May 11th 2019, 9:12 am

I remember around 30 years ago a dealer friend on my mine, who lived in East Anglia, used to find American service families selling big lamp bases by Rooke, including the ones on metal poles around 5 feet tall, at Boot Fairs all of the time. Too big to ship back when their tour of duty ended, hence the prices of 50p to £1.

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Post by Rochellewillow May 11th 2019, 9:51 am

That’s interesting to know I will certainly keep a look out now I’ve been enlightened to what’s hot and what’s not. Not really my thing but will be interesting resource for the forum.
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Post by Andyrlb August 28th 2020, 8:52 am

Hi guys , newbie here and really just looking for advice as to the preferred place to sell what I believe to be a Bernard Rooke totem lamp ( large and heavy) ? Bernard Rooke - Page 8 812a2110
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Post by philpot August 28th 2020, 8:59 am

Its the big floor lamps that sell well as statement decorative pieces. This one is smaller than those, so its worth is less. There is a lot of Rooke on Ebay most of the time, so look on 'sold' prices to get and idea of prices. The main trouble is weight and size. While Ebay is the cheapest to sell, and the best market, carriage will be expensive, and they level charges on that. Local auction houses are a possibilty, but they tend to be expensive for items that do not sell for appreciable prices. Either way unfortunately, you won't make your fortune yet!


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Post by dantheman August 28th 2020, 9:01 am

welcome Andy,
you are not in the best location for auction houses so probably ebay

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Post by Andyrlb August 28th 2020, 9:04 am

Good morning Dan, thanks for the advice.

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Post by philpot August 28th 2020, 9:12 am

The nearest auction houses to you that run specialist 'Design' sales would be Mallams in Oxford, and W.H.Peacock in Bedford. An e-mail with accompanying photo would probably get you a valuation. But check their fee price closely!
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Post by Andyrlb August 28th 2020, 9:53 am

philpot wrote:The nearest auction houses to you that run specialist 'Design' sales would be Mallams in Oxford, and W.H.Peacock in Bedford. An e-mail with accompanying photo would probably get you a valuation. But check their fee price closely!


Cheers Phil , I am actually a member at Peacocks but once bitten 😁
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Post by NaomiM August 29th 2020, 5:50 pm

Adam Partridge holds a specialist studio pottery auction a couple of times a year. Best to contact them to see if they can arrange a collection. I know their appraiser travels round the country; there may somewhere near by you can meet him.
Or maybe there's someone at a local antiques place where they have multiple dealers, who would buy it or sell it for you on commission.
I wouldn't post it; you can list it as buyer collects on ebay.

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Post by Andyrlb August 29th 2020, 7:13 pm

I am going to keep it , it would be nice to know if has any value though .
I now know that it was made in 1962-64 in his forest hill studio .
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Post by philpot August 29th 2020, 7:29 pm

In those years he rented studio space off Alan Wallwork, who also had studios at the same address. They sold a lot of this stuff to the posh stores like Heal's. There was quite a lot of cross fertilisation of ideas amongst potters working in close proximity. Robert and Sheila Fournier also worked there, and you can see the same influence in his work of that period.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. August 29th 2020, 9:20 pm

Sold list on ebay.

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