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A mug by a master: who made me? Len Castle

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A mug by a master: who made me? Len Castle

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 8 Feb - 16:38

Although it is unmarked I do know the maker of this beautiful mug. It is great to look at, to hold, to feel (silky smooth), all of which added to the enjoyment of my after-dinner coffee yesterday.


Who dares state the obvious?
Made by ...
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Re: A mug by a master: who made me? Len Castle

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 10 Feb - 17:25

It's been a couple of days and no nibbles.

Last chance.

Answer tomorrow.

The only clue I can think of is already in the title.
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Post  Ev on Wed 10 Feb - 18:34

My first thought was van der Putten, but my second thought was that it wasn't him ..
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 10 Feb - 19:59

Second thought is better Ev.
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Post  teaandcoffee on Wed 10 Feb - 22:16

Looks suspiciously like a Len Castle. My breaky bowl is in the same glaze.

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Re: A mug by a master: who made me? Len Castle

Post  Ev on Thu 11 Feb - 6:38

Len Castle did cross my mind, but I haven't seen that shape by him before.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 11 Feb - 8:24

Yes and yes.

I saw a pair of Len Castle mugs in a grey ash glaze in the catalogue for Art+Object's September auction last year but forgot to put in a bid, only to see later that they sold for just $10 the pair.
http://www.artandobject.co.nz/catalogue/97_3/decorative-arts#large/30628

This one which Marcus got from Len Castle is a shape match but the glaze looks different. It was Marcus who suggested I offer it for a guess who made me.

I am still a long way from being able to recognise a potter's work but knowing it was by Len Castle I was able to relocate the comparable pieces.

A search for "master" on this site produces just two names: Cleverley and Castle.
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Post  Kat & Co. on Thu 11 Feb - 10:14

i was gonna say Len..! Smile
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 11 Feb - 10:51

Sorry I spoke too soon Kat.

Ev, could you please move this to Len Castle.
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