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Post by Rochellewillow February 13th 2019, 2:29 pm

Had no idea it was so desirable and from Newlyn great part of the country. I am thrilled. Glad to share it on the forum to. Thank you.
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Post by dantheman February 13th 2019, 3:45 pm

a little earlier than Newlyn I think probably Mousehole

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Post by Rochellewillow February 13th 2019, 3:49 pm

That’s great around 1958 1959? I have read through your threads very enlightening. Have you seen this particular design before? Is it a cockerel?
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Post by dantheman February 13th 2019, 3:55 pm

yes I saw it in auction a couple of years ago, as for what type of bird, I think artistic licence has been applied

date wise I would say early 1960's

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Post by 22 Crawford St. February 13th 2019, 8:51 pm

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Post by Rochellewillow February 13th 2019, 9:48 pm

Please tell me you still have it. Where did you purchase. I think mines prettier😀




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Post by 22 Crawford St. February 13th 2019, 9:57 pm

Well if you want another then you will have to watch eBay. I'm a massive hoarder, so you have as much chance of me selling mine ATM as you have of N telling us how many teabowls she has [hope she does not read this]
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Post by Rochellewillow February 13th 2019, 10:00 pm

Oh I’m not a seller I’m a hoarder of precious things maybe one day
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Post by 22 Crawford St. February 13th 2019, 10:10 pm

.....check out ebay now... those two won't sell at that price but watch them fall and see if they sell. We all watch enay to understand what the market price is.
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Post by Rochellewillow February 13th 2019, 10:27 pm

Yes I will
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Post by Rochellewillow February 13th 2019, 10:31 pm

Extrodinary prices just silly I’d rather admire it. Priceless
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Post by dantheman February 13th 2019, 10:49 pm

yes the values have dropped in recent years but Bills work has always been under rated

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Post by 22 Crawford St. August 3rd 2019, 12:54 am

Recent from EB. Fantastic size, decs and signed and dated, just a shame about the decorations, IMO a little vague. Textures are wonderful.  

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Post by dantheman August 3rd 2019, 1:39 pm

a very good buy

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Post by Larry Ess December 23rd 2019, 5:26 pm

Hi all, I'm new to the forum and also to Bill's work!

Yesterday I was at a local antique shop when I saw this platter - even though I had no idea at the time of who "William Fisher" was, I could see this wasn't some random potter but obviously a great talent ...so I bought the piece.

It's a lot like the platter above  in shape, about 17" long.  I'd really like to know where this lies in the scheme of things Bill Fisher (how old etc) and also how on earth it ended up in an antique store in British Columbia, Canada! Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole - Page 4 807113 Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole - Page 4 807113 Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole - Page 4 807113

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Post by NaomiM December 23rd 2019, 7:12 pm

The addition of the sentence “Designed and Made in England” implies it was made for a retailer in Canada or the US; it’s an odd sentence to add if it was simply made and sold in Mousehole. Maybe made for one of the Exhibitions; it’s certainly a top quality and unusual piece by Fisher.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. December 23rd 2019, 7:19 pm

Lovely. Mine was dated 62 so I assume similar period.

Is this not a 'queen'
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Post by Larry Ess December 23rd 2019, 10:36 pm

Interesting ...maybe some of the wares were exported to Canada - I know that in the 60's and early 70's Lucie Rie was sold by "the Quest for Handcrafts Canada" in Victoria BC - this platter was also bought at an antique shop in that city ..still, I wonder who that lady is on the platter?
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Post by dantheman December 23rd 2019, 11:32 pm

I agree, it's circa 1960

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