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Post by NaomiM on July 27th 2017, 1:04 am

Most Excellent  that's great. I'll merge the threads again :)

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Post by philpot on August 11th 2017, 5:26 pm

Does anybody find this thread rather confusing in its present state?
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 11th 2017, 9:20 pm

Well by it's random nature it's always going to be eclectic
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Post by denbydump on August 11th 2017, 10:53 pm

philpot wrote:Does anybody find this thread rather confusing in its present state?

Well yes, point taken, but we all love to see examples of what maybe the most important studio,
even if they are not the most stunning pieces. Hard enough to find anyway, to wit my meagre collection.
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Post by NaomiM on August 11th 2017, 11:57 pm

philpot wrote:Does anybody find this thread rather confusing in its present state?

In theory it's meant to be Leach St Ives standard ware and those pieces just with the St Ives mark, with individual potters on separate threads, but it's grown organically rather than logically and would. E difficult to unravel. But it may be possible to copy individual leach potters pots to other threads but that would still leave duplicates on this thread.

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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:26 am

Trevor Corser (1938-2015) was one the major continuity links in the St Ives pottery. Starting as an apprentice in 1968, he worked right through at the pottery until 2005,many of those years with Janet Leach. He died in 2015, and there was a studio auction of his work, and a lot has been seen on Ebay in the past year. I was lucky enough to get this one for £4.50 in a second hand shop, even more so, for it personal interpretation of the famous 'Tree of Life', an ongoing Bernard and David Leach motif.24 cms. 9.5 insLeach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 11 Img_4219
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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:28 am

Trevor Corser mark.Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 11 Img_4220
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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:31 am

A rare St Ives butter dish. Although in the catalogue, there seem very few of them around. One suspects they got broken more tham most of the range.Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 11 Img_4221
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 12th 2017, 12:27 pm

Here are my three standard ware mugs together with marks. One from Miles and two from Ebay. ATM they are on display as some of my favourite things

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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 8:54 am

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An interesting early earthenware motto lidded jar. Probably from around the mid-20's, when the St Ives made this sort of motto ware to sell to visiting tourists. Times were tough!
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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 8:57 am

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The base of the above jar. The earthenware clay is a lot lighter than other examples, and the base is not wire cut.
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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 9:09 am

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A genuine rarity. An earthenware St Ives Teapot. Its been through the wars a bit. No lid. Stapled at the bottom. One of the very few worthwhile buys I have ever made at the Peterborough East Of England antiques fair.
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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 9:12 am

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The other side of the above St Ives teapot is substantially different in glazing.
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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 9:15 am

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The base of the above teapot. Wire cut, and a darker earthenware from the Coffee Jar.
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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 9:18 am

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A lidded St Ives soup bowl, with a few chips. Looks like a precursor to post-war standard ware.
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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 9:22 am

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The base of the soup bowl. Wire cut.
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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 9:27 am

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An earthenware jug with a type of decoration I have never seen on any other early St Ives pieces.
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Post by philpot on December 15th 2017, 9:30 am

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The base of the above jug
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Post by RVsaid on March 27th 2018, 4:12 pm

Hi

Does anyone know the age of this piece at all? Has the impressed England which is a little of, thanks.
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Post by philpot on March 27th 2018, 4:36 pm

Probably 1960'S possibly early 70's Standard Ware. The England mark was used then. Never quite seen a convincing explanation as to why the ENGLAND mark was used, although read somewhere it was to do with the variations in purchase tax, which was the basic goods tax before VAT was introduced with EU membership in 1972.
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Post by RVsaid on March 27th 2018, 4:42 pm

Cheers Philpot, makes sense.. I wondered if it an export thing for a bit. Any famous potters there at that time I wonder, not exactly my mug of tea though 😁
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Post by philpot on March 27th 2018, 5:29 pm

Janet and Bernard Leach. Bill Marshall. These were the only ones that really used a personal mark in that period. Things got a lot more casual in the late 70's when lot more personal marks were allowed.
A lot of these would have been produced. Leach standard ware in the 60's was a thriving business, and the potting crew would have been up to maybe even eight potters, of whom all worked on the Standard ware.
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Post by RVsaid on March 28th 2018, 3:43 pm

Nice one, thanks.
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Post by studio-pots on April 2nd 2018, 6:51 pm

The mugs would have been made by fairly new apprentices so I think it is safe to say that it wasn't made by a potter, who was well known or famous at the time.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on May 25th 2018, 9:50 pm

Update with new grey one, all ENGLAND

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