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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 29 Feb - 14:47

Art Deco Napier New Zealand mug.
Art Deco Napier "Handpainted by Pen" (Studio Ceramics shape) is PENNY MADDEN Napier10
"Handpainted by Pen"

I would need to compare with other commercial mug shapes to try and see who made this but have yet to do so. It is in perfect condition and appears to be new.

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Post  Ev on Mon 29 Feb - 15:02

Pen is a very skilled ceramic artist.
I will add her to the Mystery Marks in the hopes that someone knows who she is.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Fri 4 Mar - 13:14

I finally got around to making a physical comparison of this mug shape with those of NZ commercial potteries and as I suspected it is a Studio Ceramics shape.

I have yet to take a comparative photo (iPad full!) so you'll have to take my word that it is identical to the green mug in the following photo.

Art Deco Napier "Handpainted by Pen" (Studio Ceramics shape) is PENNY MADDEN Studio10

I know that Studio Ceramics let people decorate for themselves, but if this mug was produced in numbers then "Pen" may be (have been) someone on staff there.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Sun 2 Oct - 10:52

"Pen" is Penny Madden from Taradale ...

... but I have no explanation for Penny decorating a Studio Ceramics mug.

This site has plenty of similar Art Deco ladies:
https://www.hawkesbayartguide.co.nz/listings/item/penny-madden-ceramic-artist-41/

Penny Madden website:
http://www.missionvista.co.nz/ceramics

Penny Madden on the forum:
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t5892-penny-madden

I see we already have "Handpainted by Pen" [correction: "Handcrafted"] as her mark in the gallery:
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/gallery/New-Zealand-Potters-Marks/MNOP/madden-penny-pic_8253.htm
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