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Post  TonyK on Thu 24 Sep - 16:28





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Re: D 21 impressed 83

Post  Ev on Sun 27 Sep - 9:40

Hmmm I see D 29 then a line ....?
Can you check this one out please Tony Smile
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Post  TonyK on Sun 27 Sep - 13:56

In the flesh the 9 you see looks like a 1 with curves to the left at top and bottom - a reversed C. It is underlined as if a partially finished fraction. This mark seems to be inscribed into the glaze rarther than the clay body.
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Post  Ev on Sun 27 Sep - 14:49

Ok I will go with what you see Tony.
All of my fraction marks are marked through the glaze Tony.
Do you have any that are marked into the clay?
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Post  TonyK on Mon 28 Sep - 2:32

Running a fingernail over the numbers on the bases of the pieces with clear glaze gives the sensation that there's an indentation in the clay body. The numbers have glaze in them. Once I made this assumption I kept on thinking that the numbers were inscribed in the clay body and the clear glaze applied over the top. Now thinking about it in a more considered fashion it seems equally possible that the numbers were inscribed into the applied clear glaze after it had dried. As it fired the inscriptions will have softened as the glass formed.

Ev your potter's eye continues to see things that my amateur ones do not.
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