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Post by big ed March 6th 2012, 2:14 pm

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Owl pottery lampbase 10" High made in 1951, chip to top rim and one ear .
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Post by big ed March 6th 2012, 2:15 pm

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Post by big ed March 6th 2012, 2:16 pm

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Post by big ed March 6th 2012, 2:28 pm

Can't find out much about him on the net except this article

http://www.abbotsbury-heritage.org.uk/results/appreciation/081.html

this article has him dying in the 1960's , the studio book puts his demise at 1978, but as he was 78 when he died maybe the book got a mixed up.
so born around mid 1880's .
worked at Chesilbourne 1949-57 and Abbotsbury , Dorset after that ..
His wife Hilda also a potter died in 1974 , her mark appears identical to some farnham pottery sgraffito wares .
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Post by RVsaid March 1st 2013, 9:39 am

Hi

I would have thought Penny Simpson but 1961 seems a little early. The mark seems to be 61 PS

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Post by RVsaid March 16th 2013, 7:43 am

I found another with full marks. It is a Trinity posy pot by Abbots Bury pottery.

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Post by studio-pots March 16th 2013, 8:07 am

You do seem to have found that it is a potter that works or worked in Abbotsbury in Dorset (near the Swannery) but the initial signature of the potter is still a mystery.

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Post by big ed March 16th 2013, 10:42 am

Roger Ross Turner alongside his wife Hilda worked at Abbotsbury in the 1950's , the incised mark could be theirs , I had a slipware owl lamp by him posted somewhere on here , this could be an experimental piece by them .
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Post by Nik March 24th 2013, 12:00 am

Different glaze, plus second has marks on all three pot bases, first picture shows at least one pot base unmarked.
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Post by marie anne August 16th 2013, 7:19 pm

I've seen a posting on this website for an owl lamp by Roger Ross Turner, and also Abbotsbury Pottery trinity posy pots.  I thought it might be useful in future for people researching such pieces if I  uploaded an image of this card listing the output of the Abbotsbury Pottery.  It came with a 'cockie pot'  - oversize tankard decorated with cockerels.  
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Post by dantheman August 16th 2013, 7:30 pm

Excellent 

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Post by big ed August 16th 2013, 7:37 pm

Great Stuff , apparently he was a bit of a Character .
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Post by NaomiM August 16th 2013, 8:12 pm

Ha ha, great stuff.

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Post by Nik December 18th 2013, 12:21 am

Looking again, both pots are by TR. The mark on the upper image is '5 TR 9' rather than 'PS 61'
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Post by NaomiM December 18th 2013, 12:35 am

big ed wrote:Roger Ross Turner alongside his wife Hilda worked at Abbotsbury in the 1950's , the incised mark could be theirs , I had a slipware owl lamp by him posted somewhere on here , this could be an experimental piece by them .

I've seen others like this also attributed to Roger and Hilda Turner of Abbotsbury Pottery. Seems to be one if their standard wares, rather than experimental.
I think the mark is probably RT for Roger Turner.

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