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Post  Jonno on Mon 17 Oct - 12:42

Two lovely bowls that we use for porridge every morning .
Bought at a Pumphouse, North Shore, exhibition some 20 years ago.

The Pohutakawa decoration is a delight to rediscover each morning.

Mark on base is 'Mike' (underlined) Scrafitto on base.

Any clues from the experts please?
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Post  TimCaulton on Mon 17 Oct - 16:42

Lets see the mark please, could be one of several Mikes
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Post  Ev on Mon 17 Oct - 18:35

Oh that is gorgeous and already looks like Mike O'Donnell's work to me Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Lucky you Jonno!
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Post  Jonno on Mon 17 Oct - 22:57



Hard to get a really clear image hope you can read OK

Size of bowl is 180mm Dia X 65 High.

Glad you like Ev. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Who Is Mike? .... Answer - Mike O'Donnell

Post  Ev on Tue 18 Oct - 9:52

So many potters used different marks over the years.
The Marks of New Zealand Potters book doesn't have Mike as his mark, but does have Michael.
The writing matches though so I can confirm that it is Mike O'Donnell's work.
I'd like to put that mark into the Potters Marks Gallery thanks Jonno.

I've enhanced your pic for the gallery ...
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Post  Jonno on Tue 18 Oct - 10:17

Thanks Ev, yes by all means post to the gallery.
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Re: Who Is Mike? .... Answer - Mike O'Donnell

Post  Ev on Thu 2 Feb - 20:04

Ohhhh Yeahhhh!
I found a Mike mug today for $1 and felt like jumping up and down bounce
Such a beautiful mug that I will treasure forever!
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Post  Jonno on Thu 2 Feb - 21:22

C'mon don't be a tease where is the photo?
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Re: Who Is Mike? .... Answer - Mike O'Donnell

Post  Ev on Fri 3 Feb - 18:45

I have many photos to take Jonno ... which will happen all in good time..
set yourself down and wait a while ok Smile
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Post  Jonno on Fri 3 Feb - 19:57

Patience is a Virtue seldom found in man...........
Will think of your mug every morning as I eat my porridge.
Of course I will wait.

ps Your Mikes mug of course


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Re: Who Is Mike? .... Answer - Mike O'Donnell

Post  Ev on Sun 5 Feb - 13:15

My Mike mug and it matches your bowls Jonno :cloud7:
I forgot to take a pic of the base, but it has the same Mike mark.

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Post  Jonno on Sun 5 Feb - 15:33

Thanks Ev,
That was worth waiting for lovely strong honest pottery and I agree the body is the same as our bowls.
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