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Clifford Smith

Post  Ev on Tue 25 May - 14:32

Clifford Smith was an Auckland domestic-ware potter.
His mark has similarities to one of Len Castle's marks so I wanted to show his work and mark here.


and his mark..
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Sauce Bottle- who made me pls?

Post  Kat & Co. on Tue 10 Mar - 12:48

18cmh who's mark is this? is it an f ? cat

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Post  Ev on Tue 10 Mar - 14:49

This work is very distinctively Clifford Smith's. His mark often gets confused with Len Castle's.
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Tue 10 Mar - 17:20

Ooh, isn't that lovely! Can you please add Clifford Smith into the title for easy searching later? Thanks Smile
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Re: Clifford Smith

Post  Ev on Tue 10 Mar - 18:27

bumps to join with the latest thread ...
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Post  Kat & Co. on Wed 11 Mar - 14:51

Thanks cat
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Re: Clifford Smith

Post  Ev on Thu 20 Jul - 17:20

Clifford Smith's other mark from the Ferret.
This has a B as well as the C and the S.
If I remember correctly the B stands for his middle name.
The Ferret is concerned that the finish on the handle is different to the other CS mark and I will add photos to show this, but I am confident that this is the same potter.





Now to show the different handle finishes ...
The CS handle finish that is pointed :


The CBS handle finish that is smoothly finished :

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Post  teaandcoffee on Thu 20 Jul - 18:24

There was conjecture at one point that this mark (the one with the B in it) was actually mis-attributed in the book to Clifford Smith when it was actually the mark of the early and elusive but influential potter Charles Bond-Smith (still undocumented).

Looking at this pot, I don't think that idea can be right and it is more likely to be Clifford Smith's mark I think.

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