O / snake / ouroboros and AD mark - Adrian Davies?

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Post by chester1703 Sun Apr 24, 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.   O / snake / ouroboros and AD mark - Adrian Davies?  Img_7010
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Post by NaomiM Sun Apr 24, 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 Sun Apr 24, 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 Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:01 pm

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

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Post by chester1703 Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:21 pm

Hi
Photo of base here. Thanks. O / snake / ouroboros and AD mark - Adrian Davies?  Img_6011
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Post by NaomiM Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:06 pm

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

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Post by NaomiM Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:58 pm

Adrian Davies makes similar pots and has an ouroboros mark with an a inside. Maybe this is an earlier unrecorded mark of his

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Post by chester1703 Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:12 pm

Thanks NaomiM, seems highly possible. Not like his latest work but this piece may well be pre-1990.
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Post by chester1703 Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:24 am

I should add that on reflection the pot is wood fired stoneware, not terracotta. I can't find much info on Adrian Davies (b. 1949) and it is confusing as there is a painter Adrian Davies (b.1943).
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