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Post  Jeremy Ashford Tue 21 Mar - 20:02

Val gave me this very well made mug at our meeting at hers last month.
There is no indication of maker.
C & D Borcovsky Rapaura Pottery.  Confirmed. Borc10

After looking at a current trademe listing I believe the potter is C and D Borcovsky of Raupara Pottery in Marlborough. Information from elsewhere suggests C is for Colin.

All the Rapaura pottery I have seen appears to be marked with stickers only.

The simple spherical shape and banded decoration is so similar and the figurative drawing looks to me like the same hand at work. See:
http://www.wlg.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1285624421

I also looked at a piece on ebay and see that the base treatment is a match.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/G-amp-D-BORCOVSKY-HAND-PAINTED-POTTERY-VASE-RAPAURA-NZ-/230686043947

Unfortunately I don't have a sticker for the gallery.
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Post  Ev Wed 22 Mar - 6:32

Hmmm I don't see the similarities Jeremy.
The two vases match in every way, but the mug has a different finish on the base, and the clay is more speckled and the style doesn't match, to name a couple of differences.
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Post  Abstentia Mon 10 Feb - 12:42

The C stands for Christine

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Post  Colin Borcovsky Wed 3 Mar - 22:16

I would suggest that this is one of Kevin’s cups well known as Dax, I have many similar type at home here. C stands for his xwife Christine who lives in Australia, cheers everyone Colin Borcovsky Kevin’s brother,

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Post  Jeremy Ashford Thu 4 Mar - 10:24

That confirmation was a long time coming!

Thank you Colin Borcovsky.

I just started going through my hand thrown mugs yesterday. Many still unidentified. Many now forgotten. Must see if I can find this again.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford Thu 4 Mar - 10:44

I could only find one other Borcovsky item on the net. That gives me a ballpark for date.

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/648805042/rare-circa-1995-pair-of-modernist
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Post  Ev Thu 4 Mar - 11:20

Wow that history is fantastic that you found Jeremy!!
Full of intrigue and jaw dropping information.
Well done !!
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