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Post  Kat & Co. Tue 6 Oct - 8:28

10cmh slipcast & decorated with Hops & marked MS  Cool
who made this mug?
Scraffito Mug by Mirek Smisek Hops_m10
Scraffito Mug by Mirek Smisek Hops_m11
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Post  teaandcoffee Tue 6 Oct - 18:56

Good find. That is an early Mirek Smisek mug - maybe even about the time he was at Crown Lynn decorating Bohemia vases (or just after). The motif is one he liked and came back to a number of times throughout his career - hops vine leaves and flowers.

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Post  Kat & Co. Tue 6 Oct - 21:16

bounce Yay.. I was hoping someone would say that!
...but I wasn't sure because it is slipcast...Cool
Do you know if he made many slipcast pieces?
have you seen another mug like this? cat


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Post  teaandcoffee Tue 6 Oct - 21:48

He is known to have been familiar with slip-cast molding from early on - he had a hand in that famous Matilda Jug during his sojourn in Aussie remember. I don't know the circumstances of this mug. I have seen a few others in the past. There were a couple of damaged ones on Trademe about 4 years ago I think. The pink tumbler in the following picture is from that Crown Lynn or thereabouts period (its not Bohemia though).

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/18563518_mirek-smisek-stoneware-tumbler

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Post  Ev Wed 7 Oct - 9:43

There is an example of Mirek's Hop Leaf design on page 71 in his book 60 years 60 pots, though this was on a porcelain hand thrown mug from the 1970's.  It is the same design as on this slipcast mug with leaves and flowers.  I have seen these slipcast ones before on Trademe and didn't know what to make of them, so thank you T&C.
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Post  Kat & Co. Wed 7 Oct - 13:56

Yes thanks for your help T & C & Ev I love you cat
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