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Post  Glenys on Thu 11 Oct - 11:49

I bought this little jug recently. It's salt glazed and well made. I can't help but think BEND GO should be Bendigo so it could be Australian, but Epsom? Can anyone help please? I've sent the photos for uploading.

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Post  Ev on Thu 11 Oct - 13:09

I adore Bendigo pottery and have several pieces. Some have Epsom on them too.
I'm sure that it reads Bendigo and the I has disappeared in the salt glaze.
I would love to know how to date these stamps as that bottle looks old to me.
Check out this link for more Bendigo stamps, especially the last pic -
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t252-bendigo-pottery?highlight=bendigo

Here are the photos that Glenys sent -
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Post  TonyK on Thu 11 Oct - 17:41

Geoff Ford's Encyclopaedia of Australian Potter's Marks [2002] says the mark with the thrower's initials were used from 1970 to 1987 for a range called 'Epsomware'.
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Post  Glenys on Thu 11 Oct - 18:13

Wow, Thanks everyone. Now I love my little jug even more. I bought it from an op shop and they had 2 pots. If I could remember which op shop I'd go back and get the other!

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Post  Ev on Thu 11 Oct - 18:56

TonyK wrote:Geoff Ford's Encyclopaedia of Australian Potter's Marks [2002] says the mark with the thrower's initials were used from 1970 to 1987 for a range called 'Epsomware'.

Where are the initials Tony?
Are they inside the stamp like the A.L. on Glenys's?
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Post  TonyK on Thu 11 Oct - 19:01

The AL is in the same place as the example Geoff Ford gives - his has A.D. for Adrian Denham and says "This mark was used in conjunction with several other potter's marks."
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Post  Glenys on Thu 11 Oct - 19:41

Any body know who AL is?

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Post  TonyK on Fri 12 Oct - 0:42

I found this page via google: http://www.flickr.com/groups/austpots/discuss/72157630142562364/

A.L. is Allan Letts. One of Ev's photos has the initials W.A., William Akkermans.

This has more info on Allan Letts: http://www.flickr.com/groups/austpots/discuss/72157629750741381/


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Post  Ev on Fri 12 Oct - 7:36

Brilliant Tony cheers

I couldn't even read the first initial on my sugar bowl... so thanks again ! The jug I got in 1987 doesn't have any initials ....? Though I have a feeling that it is slipcast.
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Post  Glenys on Fri 12 Oct - 9:03

Iv'e never been a fan of text script but you've finally made me use it.
OMG! Tony, you are amazing!
Thanks for that info. I can update by database with detailed info. Thank you!

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Post  Hannele on Sun 29 Apr - 14:07

A vase by Ken Tresize:
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