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Post  Ev on Sat 19 Oct - 18:26

Thanks so much Jeremy for sharing your photos.  We have been after this one for a long time!  Will we ever find out who they were and what the story is?  
I like to have an individual topic for each pattern for ease of searching ....
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Sun 20 Oct - 12:56

Ev, you have miss-spelled my name!

As for who the characters Arthur & Martha are, I think it's all made up. Same for "Captain Sharples". BTW I will have another scout around to see if I can find him. (They may be a reference to a song, but I don't do music.)
Many years ago when I bought my Purple Myrtles they came in a box with a phony newspaper clipping on it with a silly blurb. I'll dig that out too. I'll put that on the Purple Myrtle topic.
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Post  Ev on Sun 20 Oct - 13:13

Oops sorry about that, don't know what I was thinking about when I posted that.
All fixed now and I'm looking forward to blurbs and things Smile
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Sun 20 Oct - 14:26

I thought 'Arthur and Martha' was a reference to the saying "Doesn't know whether he's Arthur or Martha" 

Definitely a bit of pop culture/art going on with this design and the Captain Sharples one, maybe Crown Lynn's wee foray into surrealism? lol wondering whether it's got a bit of a reference to Rene Magritte's 'Son of Man' anyway with that bowler hat... :honjohn:  Wink
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Sun 20 Oct - 14:39

and a definite nod to Fornasetti...

http://thefrenchsampler.blogspot.co.nz/2010_04_01_archive.html

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=fornasetti+ceramic&safe=active&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=2DRjUsvMO46FiAer3oCwDg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=879
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Sun 20 Oct - 15:03

Thanks for that, Cat! I can see it.
Fun stuff!

Now check out what I've added to Purple Myrtle:
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t3449-purple-myrtle-pat-no-530-from-yvonne69#14050
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Post  Ev on Mon 22 Feb - 18:38

An Arthur and Martha set has been listed ..... it has a white saucer I note.
I will be bidding on this set ..... at the last moment in the Bidbud scheme of things Wink
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 22 Feb - 20:59

Ev,

Please note that they are selling the can with a 4042 saucer which dates from 1976, eight years after the Happenings cans were released in 1968, so you will effectively only be buying the can.

As I have probably said above, you should be looking for jumbo saucers as the correct shape for a Happenings duo.

I have only enough black jumbo saucers to cover my own 3023 cans. You may recall that there was an auction for orange Candystripe cans on coloured jumbo saucers last year. I have a blue tango saucer for my blue Candystripe but none suitable for the others.

From memory I think the cans sit okay on the rimmed saucers but I think you have a Captain Sharples to test it out for yourself.

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saucer as seen in the purple myrtle duo:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/pottery-glass/porcelain-pottery/crown-lynn/cups-saucers/auction-1036123724.htm
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Post  Ev on Tue 23 Feb - 6:32

Thanks Jeremy as I hadn't taken the time to look at the saucer.
I will check out Captain Sharples like you suggest.
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