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Post by heygarth54 on August 12th 2010, 4:32 pm

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Bought several items today including this Ewenny Pottery Jug, it is 4in tall.  I was wandering is it possible to date pottery like this or is it just a matter of trawling through the design catalogues and finding out the years a particular designer worked at the factory.


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Post by big ed on August 12th 2010, 4:35 pm

http://www.ewennypottery.com/

the pottery is still on the go ,
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Post by big ed on October 6th 2012, 11:51 am


At the start of the C19th a man called Evan Jenkins married Mary daughter of John Morgan and thus started the Jenkins Dynasty.The family at this time they would have been making pots for the kitchen, agricultural use, flowerpots and commissions like puzzle jugs and wassail bowls. The industrial revolution rolled on and Ewenny became a hub of small potteries, there were twelve in the village and three in the surrounding area starting up and closing down due to the decline in demand due to tin ware and cheap mass-produced china











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Tall Ewenny Claypits Jug 11" high
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Post by big ed on October 6th 2012, 11:51 am

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Post by Oldmagpie on June 27th 2013, 4:43 pm

Frill Edged Bowl 10" diameter

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Post by big ed on December 19th 2014, 12:25 pm

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Ewenny Zoomorphic Pig , designed By Horace Elliot , 9" High
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Post by big ed on December 19th 2014, 1:44 pm

Horace Elliot was an extraordinary man by all accounts , a london art entrepreneur he had dealings with Brannam & Denby and visited the ewenny pottery annualy from 180-1913 , his pots can be very valuable .
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Post by NaomiM on January 23rd 2015, 12:58 am

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Post by denbydump on March 8th 2015, 1:49 pm

8.5 in Claypits vase.

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Post by brin mcardle on July 4th 2015, 8:52 pm

Nice Little Jug...do we think its modern ?

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Post by studio-pots on July 5th 2015, 9:29 am

Looking at the glaze colour, the clay body colour and the shape I would suggest 1920s/30s. I would be surprised if it was later than that.

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Post by hercules brabazon on July 16th 2017, 3:19 pm


Particularly like the green glaze and waisted form on this one. Comparatively recent, I imagine. One of a pair.

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Post by hercules brabazon on July 17th 2017, 12:30 pm

Matching vase:

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Post by hercules brabazon on July 17th 2017, 12:33 pm

Little blue vase:

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Post by hercules brabazon on July 24th 2017, 12:23 pm

"Vale" was the name given to the former Claypits Pottery at Ewenny following its takeover by Reg Southcliffe of the Creigiau Pottery in 1962. This straight-sided bowl seems to use the same kind of greyish glaze employed - on rather different shapes - at Creigiau. Blue interior. Incised mark to base "Vale Ewenny Wales".

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Post by hercules brabazon on July 29th 2017, 10:53 am

Small Ewenny Pottery mug in a black lustre glaze.

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Post by NaomiM on October 31st 2017, 1:01 pm

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Post by MCWebs on March 10th 2018, 5:57 am

I dont know much about the Ewenny Following... But i have this antique Jardiniere made by Edwin Jenkins circa 1900 (corroborated by Caitlyn Jenkins at Ewenny) it was with some other things that i was interested in to be honest -  is it a lucky find or not?

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Post by philpot on March 10th 2018, 5:49 pm

Definitely a very lucky find.
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Post by MCWebs on March 10th 2018, 6:01 pm

i was thinking of just sticking it outside in the garden shed - but might reconsider with what you say any good web sight links to see a comparable price guide i've no idea at all with ewenny and nothing for this Edwin Jenkins (i didnt want to sound a bit mercenary by asking Caitlyn she was far too nice and very proud of her inherited legacy) ...
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Post by NaomiM on March 10th 2018, 6:28 pm

Very lucky. Personally I’d sell it. I don’t think it would survive outdoors; the glaze will probably flake off

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Post by philpot on March 10th 2018, 7:25 pm

You might send an e-mail and photo to some of the 'Fine Art' welsh auctioneers. It is probably a specialist market, and you might want to find more about what you have there before risking it on Ebay.
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Post by MCWebs on March 10th 2018, 7:34 pm

Cheers for the advice Phil - I very nearly did something foolish > going to dig out the email from Ewenny right now....
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Post by Potty on March 10th 2018, 9:17 pm

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Assume from about the same period, going by the writing wonder if it's the same potter?

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Post by MCWebs on March 10th 2018, 9:35 pm

The best resource would be Caitlyn at Ewenny she responded almost instantaneously and was jolly and informative... info@ewennypottery.com

Comparing the writing if you look at the n's in Ewenny in both examples the end line of the n slopes inwards which i'm guessing is not usual to people's handwriting so i'd say probably the same chap. + the e's have a triangular top rather than a circle which again is quite suggestive


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