Can you help me with this O (ouroboros) and AD mark please?

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Post by chester1703 April 24th 2022, 7:00 pm

These two applied stamps are on a large trumpet shaped vase in thrown terracotta.  The clay is heavily grogged and a glaze applied to the bottom half inside, which is why I think it is a vase for flowers rather than a garden pot.  One stamp appears to be a logo and the other one appears to have the initials AD.  The vase is beautifully potted and remarkably light for its size.  Can you help me with this O (ouroboros) and AD mark please? Img_7010
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Post by NaomiM April 24th 2022, 9:41 pm

I’ve seen this pair of marks before but not IDed it. The O mark is a snake biting it’s tail

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Post by chester1703 April 24th 2022, 10:36 pm

Thanks very much. A snake biting its tail is called an ouroboros apparently, an ancient symbol used by Egyptians and Greeks and associated with alchemy amongst other things. Interesting although it doesn't help answer the question!
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Post by NaomiM April 25th 2022, 12:01 pm

Helps to have a photo of the base to check clay and construction

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Post by chester1703 April 25th 2022, 1:21 pm

Hi
Photo of base here. Thanks.Can you help me with this O (ouroboros) and AD mark please? Img_6011
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Post by NaomiM April 25th 2022, 5:06 pm

Cheers Excellent Not a wire-cut base. It might not be British

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