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Post by studio-pots on May 8th 2016, 12:18 pm

cycladelic wrote:Here's a coffee pot which may be Winchcombe, but it doesn't have a mark.

What do the experts think?

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This is a Winchcombe coffee pot.

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Post by studio-pots on May 8th 2016, 1:00 pm

The pouring lip on the Ray Finch coffee pot that I photographed is typical of much of Winchcombe's production of jugs/ lidded pouring vessels.................. but I found a picture of a coffee pot made by Ray in 1979 with a spout like yours, cycladelic.

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Post by cycladelic on May 8th 2016, 1:32 pm

Thanks, SP... it is quite a fancy spout and the pot is very well made, which made me think it was one of Ray Finch's.
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Post by cycladelic on May 9th 2016, 8:01 am

Here are some close-ups of the coffeepot...
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Post by NaomiM on May 9th 2016, 12:57 pm

Unusual colour for Winchcombe? I'm more used to seeing this glaze on Aylesford Pottery but I dont think they did this shape

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Post by cycladelic on June 6th 2016, 9:21 am

I think this 11cm bottle vase by Anne Whittlesey is from 2005...

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Post by denbydump on June 18th 2016, 7:30 pm

A pretty 2.5 inch miniature pot. A tiny mark, but alas no dot!

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Post by studio-pots on June 19th 2016, 1:00 pm

Ray didn't use a dot to signify that it had been made by him on earthenware. He used other marks and then from 1954/5 none until the end of the earthenware period ........... so it could possibly be by Ray.

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Post by denbydump on June 19th 2016, 5:00 pm

Thanks SP, I didn't realise that, and yes, all my other terracotta pieces have the RF mark.
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Post by denbydump on August 6th 2016, 11:50 am

Stoneware vase with wax-resist decoration, a bit different.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 10th 2016, 10:56 pm

The finger marks on the Tustin do it for me!  

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Post by lindylou08 on December 4th 2016, 1:53 pm

Firstly apologies for awful photo

Having read the information on Winchcombe on here and elsewhere I gather that this is pre c 1963 . It has signs of having been used for what was intended - cooking, as base has signs of burning.
BUT is it attributable to anyone ie Finch or Cardew. Could it just be standardware of the time. I found a very similar one on Google images, stating it is by Cardew but no mention as to how that conclusion was reached.

As ever I would be grateful for any thoughts

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Post by studio-pots on December 4th 2016, 6:06 pm

It is a fairly straightforward traditional style of slip decoration that was used at Winchcombe over a long period.

In my opinion the decoration is a little stilted to be by Cardew and think the decoration was used more in the 1950s, so after he left Winchcombe.

To me it could possibly be by Ray Finch but equally by someone else and even if decorated by Ray it wasn't a "special" piece but just part of the regular production run.

Although people will attribute items such as this to make them more desirable, I think the honest answer is that it's a typical example of Winchcombe slipware. That ought to be enough to make it desirable in any case. It's a good honest dish.


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Post by 22 Crawford St. on December 23rd 2016, 7:56 pm

THREE Ray Finch tea bowls

One from SP

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on December 23rd 2016, 7:57 pm

TWO Winchcombe Beakers (CT/ST)

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Post by olipayton on January 25th 2017, 2:13 pm

Hi everyone, I picked these up cups and saucers at a very nice price with out really looking at the backstamp - the stamp looks like Winchcombe but not having handled much Winchombe before I am not really sure of what they should look like, any advice much appreciated.

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Post by NaomiM on January 25th 2017, 2:24 pm

Yes, you're right.
If it had the dot in the lower right quadrant it would be by Ray Finch himself but looks like it's just the PW for standardware. Very nice, though :)

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Post by r-and-f on April 27th 2017, 10:58 pm

Showing off two large Ray Finch vases just acquired.  The taller one is 14.5 inches.  I guess they must have been made in very different periods at Winchcombe.

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Post by r-and-f on April 27th 2017, 11:18 pm

No dot in the usual place but it may have been made before Ray started using the dot.
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Post by philpot on April 28th 2017, 8:25 am

£175 all in was an excellent price. Conratulations!
But if it has not got Ray Finch's mark, one always has that questioning doubt!
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Post by Mordeep on June 3rd 2017, 8:05 pm

Just picked up two large Winchombe items.

First a Ray Finch signed oatmeal charger, then a huge 20 inch Eddie Hopkins Vase also in an Oatmeal glaze. No idea when they got potted but I have an Invoice from 1997 to show the charger cost £38 and the vase £95. think prices have changed in 20 years. No idea of that invoice is from new though as the invoice is from a woman called Pamela not a company/shop. Ideas of age welcome.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on June 4th 2017, 11:21 am

I think they are dated by impressed mark but hard to see. Photos don't do the lovely pots justice.
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Post by Mordeep on June 4th 2017, 11:29 am

No not my best photos (camera phone with a reluctant flash) . May update them when I next get a break from work.
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Post by NaomiM on July 18th 2017, 11:27 pm

Winchcombe bottle jug with Donald Jones' mark

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Post by cycladelic on July 19th 2017, 3:33 am

A small bottle vase to add to the blue one I got a while ago - both by Anne Whittlesey...

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