Mill Pottery, daisy stamp, bust of a serviceman - Tom Agnew, NI

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Post by Emmarose March 19th 2024, 12:05 pm

Hi all!

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I wonder if anyone help me identify this mug? its beautifully made, and marked twice with a daisy stamp, and signed 'Mill Pottery' on the bottom. It has a lovely little cameo of a man's face - possibly a police or serviceman.
It far too well made to be just a hobbyist piece.
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Post by philpot March 19th 2024, 1:02 pm

I think you are reading it incorrectly. I think it may well be MULL POTTERY of Peter Walker in operation since 1983.

https://mullandiona.art/listing/mull-pottery-shop/
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Post by NaomiM March 19th 2024, 1:04 pm

I'm seeing Mill; there's a dot above the i

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Post by philpot March 19th 2024, 1:09 pm

Or the Mill Rundle Pottery? Happy Its a freehand signature though. And well know how untidy they can get!
https://millrundle.co.uk/
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Post by Emmarose March 19th 2024, 2:22 pm

It’s definitely ‘Mill’’ Naomi's right !

Thanks Phil, I don’t think that’s quite right unfortunately! I can’t locate a match to the daisy stamp either. I’ve looked through BPSM, the Marks project, and Australian Marks.

It almost looks like a uniformed serviceman….
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Post by philpot March 19th 2024, 2:57 pm

Another line of exploration might the a 'soldier' figure. What type of Hat is that? What branch of the service? I suspect it was just a one off, but was made to order in quantity for a special occasion. A military occasion. As it is, its not very commercial on its own. Any chance it is an RAF figure?
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Post by NaomiM March 19th 2024, 3:22 pm

Maybe a bus or train driver. If it was military I'd expect the regiment details to be on the mug too

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Post by Emmarose March 19th 2024, 3:23 pm

Hi both! Thank you!

I’ve solved the mystery with some sleuthing! It’s a Tom Agnew, at the Mill Pottery in Northern Ireland. the face is from an old clay pipe. @naiomi, is this worth adding to BIPSM?
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Post by NaomiM March 19th 2024, 3:40 pm

That's great!

"is this worth adding to BIPSM?"

definitely. Cheers Most Excellent

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