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Post  mike67 on Thu 11 Sep - 18:18

My new teapot to use. Made in 1978 by Nicholas Brandon and had an original price of $25. Porcelain with a celadon glaze. Inside the teapot was a short biography and price list from 1978. He cites Mirek Smisek as a major influence on his development as a potter.  "Two months with Mirek Smisek gave me a broad base from which to grow".


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Post  Ev on Thu 11 Sep - 18:35

Adorable :loveit:
How lucky to get the bio and timeframe!
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Post  sid on Fri 12 Dec - 20:45

Very interesting to to read your comments on The influence of Mirek Smisek on Nicholas Brandons work.
When I first saw the piece below I thought it was going to be by Mirek Smisek.

 




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Post  Ev on Sat 13 Dec - 6:00

Thanks for a good clear mark for Nicholas Brandon sid.
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Bowl with NB

Post  Kat & Co. on Sun 14 Dec - 13:23

Would this mark be Nicholas Brandon too? its a bit different..

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Post  Ev on Sun 14 Dec - 13:28

Gosh I don't know ... ...
I will add that NB to the Mystery Marks and hope someone will let us know one day.
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Post  Kat & Co. on Sun 14 Dec - 13:40

Kwl..there is a similar NB mark for Nancy Beck.. cat
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Post  teaandcoffee on Sun 14 Dec - 14:18

I second Kat & Co.

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Post  Ev on Sun 14 Dec - 16:46

This almost looks like a match ...
http://www.nzpotters.com/PottersMarks/PottersMark_Image.cfm?potterID=525

I will add it to the Gallery as Nancy Beck and we can edit it if necessary.
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Smisek v Brandon?

Post  mike67 on Sat 15 Aug - 18:56

This huge pot has the same celadon glaze as my Nicholas Brandon teapot and looks the same shape as the pot that looks like a Smisek. The marks on this are not Brandon's though??

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Post  Ev on Sat 15 Aug - 18:58

Now that is a real Smisek beauty Mike I love you I love you
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Post  mike67 on Sat 15 Aug - 19:05

Thanks Ev. Only bought it this afternoon and  I love it. Quite an imposing size. It is 325 mm across handle to handle. I was quite surprised to see how similar the work of the two potters was. Looking at my Smisek pot from the same angle as Sid's Nicholas Brandon pot they look identical. When I put the teapot with the pot the glaze is the same apart from a few more rusty type specks in the teapot. Brandon's swirl decoration is slightly more incised but apart from that very similar. I wonder if Sid's pot was done when Brandon worked with Smisek??
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