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Post  Cat-a-lat on Tue 2 Jul - 13:35

I was rather intrigued by the three cornered-ness of this pot, I am guessing it's intended as a little pourer, though it has been abused with oasis and I am yet to clean it up, pretty mucky on the inside still.


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Post  Ev on Tue 2 Jul - 13:46

I've seen that stamp before and wondered who used it.
Google isn't much help, but Te Motu is on the Coromandel peninsular.
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Sat 13 Jul - 18:05

Check this out:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/art-deco-retro/home-d%C3%A9cor/vases-jugs/auction-610064987.htm Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

and as an aside, apparently 'Te Motu' can be used to refer to NZ as a whole, literal meaning is 'The Island' so I would guess that Graham Voss is using it instead of 'New Zealand' or 'Aotearoa' as in the listing there he is said to be from Palmerston North.
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Post  Ev on Sat 13 Jul - 21:25

Excellent sleuthing Cat cheers
I think it's a good idea to keep both of those marks in the Gallery for future reference.
Good to see that it sold with a Buy Now too !
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Post  teaandcoffee on Tue 23 Dec - 15:05

According to the questions on this auction, Graeme Voss has now died. The auction has a photo of a different "Te Motu" mark too.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/pottery-glass/porcelain-pottery/other-nz-manufacturers/auction-823466660.htm

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Post  Ev on Tue 23 Dec - 15:36

Hmmm I had already checked this out and thought that the marks looked the same, but maybe I'm blind today ....?
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Tue 23 Dec - 18:32

Looks like the same mark viewed on its side
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Post  teaandcoffee on Tue 23 Dec - 22:57

Must be the Christmas bubbles getting to people already Wink  - the Te Motu in the current auction is in a narrow upper case font. The one above has only word-initial capitals, with the other letters lower case.

It was barely worth mentioning, but as I wanted to observe his passing I put that detail in too.

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Post  Ev on Wed 24 Dec - 5:42

Thanks t&c as I was totally unaware of the difference.
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