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Post by bistoboy on Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:08 pm

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Brannam pot with slip and scraffito design of a man smoking a pipe.

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Post by Last Chance on Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:55 pm

I am hoping that someone can help with any information regarding this vase.

It is a hyacinth vase that features the Royal Barum Ware backstamp, but we are completely at a loss as to the date it was produced, the designer's name, etc. It would be so helpful if there were any catalogues to assist us, but we have already tried the museum (of Barnstaple & North Devon) three times without success.

Any help you can provide would be most welcome. Two photos are included that may help.

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Post by studio-pots on Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:23 pm

My gut feeling is that it is not very old but I am not an expert in Brannam wares.

I think it might well be the backstamp that is currently used so my guess is that it is no older than 1980.

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Post by Last Chance on Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:18 am

Many thanks for your input. My own thoughts are something along those lines, but it's a pity the museum cannot confirm one way or the other.

Not sure why the post ended up in 'ID' when that's not the point of the question, but hopefully it can be moved back to the British Pottery forum?
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Post by big ed on Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:04 pm

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small jug , chipped to hell but still nice , signed ch brannam and dated 1900
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Post by big ed on Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:05 pm

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Post by big ed on Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:08 pm

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small puzzle jug
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Post by big ed on Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:09 pm

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Post by studio-pots on Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:07 pm

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This fish jug bears the date for 1891 and is incised with the motto, “From Mother Earth I took my Birth – Then formed a Jug by Man – And now stand here filled with good cheer – Taste of me if you can”.
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Post by big ed on Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:28 pm

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Post by big ed on Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:28 pm

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Post by big ed on Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:10 pm

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Fish Mouth jug By Frederick Bowden
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Post by big ed on Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:11 pm

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Signed FB , Ch brannam , barum 1899.
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Post by big ed on Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:18 pm

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Sgraffito arts & crafts fish design
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Post by big ed on Tue May 01, 2012 2:28 pm

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Small Vase , CH Brannam , N Devon , Made for Liberty & Co
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Post by big ed on Tue May 01, 2012 2:28 pm

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Brannam Ware. C. H. Brannam, Barnstaple/Barum (Devon) Empty LARGE SLIPWARE LEAF AND BERRY VASE, ENGLAND - C.H.Brannam, Barnstaple

Post by MILANNOIR on Sat May 04, 2013 2:56 pm

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I recently bought a mixed lot of studio pottery. The one here is a large earthenware vase, height 12 inches. The body looks like Torquayware. Decorated with applied slip, very raised chestnut slip on the branches. Gloss glaze. There is an indistinct stamp on the base and another that looks like 'Made in England'. I would be most interested to learn who made it.
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Post by NaomiM on Sat May 04, 2013 3:41 pm

The vase is a Baron Barnum or Barnum Barnstaple piece of Pottery. Probably from the 1920s. They did some lovely mottoware and sgraffito and slip-decorated pieces in the late Victorian period, but the pottery was running out of steam and amalgamating with some of it's local competitors by this stage.

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Post by NaomiM on Sat May 04, 2013 3:45 pm

oops, typo. Meant to type Brannam, not Barnum.

ie, C.H.Brannam, Barnstaple.

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Post by big ed on Sat May 11, 2013 5:15 pm

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Nice little owl jug , little chip on foot but nice just the same
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Post by big ed on Sat May 11, 2013 5:16 pm

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Post by TeTai on Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:57 pm

Hello all, I was wondering if anybody knew anything else on this specific piece.

The bottom reads Brannam 1895 / 1893? and some people have speculated that it might have
been used as an inkwell.

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Post by big ed on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:23 pm

Iv'e seen one before described as an inkwell with the scroll piece designed as a holder for the pen , it's a very nice piece and quite rare.
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Post by NaomiM on Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:26 pm

Very nice. Rare piece. I agree, probably an inkwell. Signed on base C.H. Brannam Barum, with date.

Potted biography of the company here:

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Post by studio-pots on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:02 am

It does resemble the style of work produced by the Baron pottery that was established in Barnstaple in 1895 and remained there until the late 1930s. That pottery was started by William Leonard Baron, who had been the chief designer at Brannam for around 10 years up until 1893............ so, although not initialled on the base I very much suspect that it is a William Baron designed piece.

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