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Post by denbydump on June 23rd 2015, 4:19 pm

An 8 inch plate with the ubiquitous swan.

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Post by philpot on June 25th 2015, 8:41 am

Was the Dunster Fishley Holland pottery a production pottery? With a number of high producing potters working in it? Have always wondered,as there has always seemed to be quite a lot of it about,in relative terms. There are 39 items on Ebay at this precise moment for instance.
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Post by NaomiM on June 25th 2015, 11:13 am

I believe it was a family business with several of his children potting plus assistants, some of whom set up their own potteries like Yeo, which made very similar pieces.

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Post by studio-pots on June 25th 2015, 11:57 am

I believe that Naomi is correct, although there is no indication from the source that I have that George had children who potted. He did have two nephews who do/did but they didn't work at Dunster. His wife Florence most certainly helped in the 7 years that they were there.

You also have to remember that George's father, William, had learnt his trade in the old country potteries where throwing 1000 plant pots in a day was not uncommon so I imagine that that work ethic was passed down.

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Post by NaomiM on July 29th 2015, 6:40 pm

Very interesting article about Fishley Holland, etc -

http://www.pittenweempottery.com/history.php

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Post by denbydump on July 29th 2015, 7:39 pm

Just out of interest to the thread, A Edwin Beer Fishley jug (1860-1912).
Incised E B Fishley, Fremington, N Devon.

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Post by Howard Lincoln on September 18th 2015, 12:42 am

Here is a nice GT Holland vase I came across in a charity shop recently. More Fishy than Fishley :-)

It was nice that the woman who served me had donated it and it had  belonged previously to her parents who had bought it new, she thought in the early 60s.

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Post by studio-pots on September 18th 2015, 8:00 am

The date fits, as George was there from 1958 until 1965. Is it a large vase?

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Post by Howard Lincoln on October 3rd 2015, 1:38 am

studio-pots wrote:The date fits, as George was there from 1958 until 1965. Is it a large vase?

It is 6.5" tall and about 4.5" across the rim
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Post by stardust* on February 24th 2016, 4:28 pm

Can anyone help identify this mark. I think it's the correct way up!

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Post by denbydump on April 24th 2016, 10:03 am

A 7 inch fan vase with Palms and birds.

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Post by NaomiM on August 11th 2017, 11:41 am

Vase made by two members of the Fishley-Holland family . Dated 1964

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Post by merlin on November 18th 2017, 11:22 am

I wonder if anyone recognizes the signature to the base of this attractive serving plate...?

I still cannot work out the makers name...!

Any help appreciated...!


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Post by merlin on November 18th 2017, 12:48 pm

Thanks Dan...you could be right...!

Still struggling to interpret signature on base...[and not too sure what species the birds are...and i'm usually pretty good at bird identification]...!
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Post by dantheman on November 18th 2017, 3:35 pm

stylised cranes?

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Post by merlin on November 18th 2017, 7:12 pm

Many thanks Essenjay....this plate has been bugging me for ages...!

Signature is a little odd but Fishley Holland looks about right.

Now i just have to research Fishley Holland as the name means nothing to me...!
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Post by NaomiM on November 18th 2017, 7:45 pm

Agreed, Fishley Holland. Possibly signed by one of William's children or assistants.

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Post by olipayton on November 18th 2017, 9:32 pm

Another signature from a fellow website id as FH
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Post by Mordeep on November 18th 2017, 9:58 pm

No doubt Fishley Holland, looks to be a 60-80's item. Lots of family members to choose from.
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Post by studio-pots on November 20th 2017, 5:31 pm

Mordeep wrote:No doubt Fishley Holland, looks to be a 60-80's item. Lots of family members to choose from.

This style of decoration originated during the 1960s. The Fishley Holland's closed the pottery in Clevedon, where this would have been made in 1977.

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Post by NaomiM on November 11th 2018, 10:41 pm

Nice owl decoration

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