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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8375621

this bowl/dish belonged to my DP's mother. i have no information about it. i don't think it's a very good piece because the coloration on the inside has white spots where the color "didn't take". i would like to find out what the maker's mark is...what company, etc. just for my own curiosity. it's 11" wide.
thanks for any light this forum can shed on my mystery item.

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8375622

the bottom

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2011
1:21 PM

Post #8375623

close up of mark

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2011
7:09 PM

Post #8376184

I really like it and wish that I knew.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2011
6:03 AM

Post #8376671

me too!
i thought it was just one of those casts that were mass-produced and then painted by whomever but the maker's mark looks a little better quality than that. just don't know.
huggergirl
Columbia City, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2011
4:32 AM

Post #8442391

Its a great piece ,wish I could help.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2011
5:37 AM

Post #8442511

No clue. T over an S or S over a T?

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Highland Rim of TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 2, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8466959

I do not recognize this mark myself but am wondering if the S on T could stand for Stoke-on-Trent which was/is the center of the Staffordshire pottery making district in England.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2011
3:21 PM

Post #8467339

hmmm, it's a place to start.
thanks!
honeypie129
Buffalo, NY

May 6, 2011
2:08 PM

Post #8544191

Hmmm...Stoke on Trent is a very good idea! I don't recognize the mark at all, but I do have a couple books at home (I'm still at work). I'll look when I get home!
honeypie129
Buffalo, NY

May 6, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8544201

Oh, by the way, it's a beautiful bowl! As for the discolorations, I found this out from buying on Ebay: I bought a few pieces of Wedgwood, and I discovered that many of the pieces available were "seconds" - that's why I could afford them! In reading a book about Wedgwood, this same thing was mentioned, about pieces that weren't first quality, they would sell for smaller price (after all, they made dinnerware for the Queen!)

lourspolaire

lourspolaire
Delray Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 6, 2011
2:30 PM

Post #8544239

Hi.

Based on the photo you submitted, the glazing deffect you mention is known as "crawling". Depending on . Liquified glaze sometimes pulls away from the clay, leaving an unglazed, bare patch. When the kiln cools, the glaze forms a smooth bump around an area of unglazed clay.

Depending on which author you consult, a host of causes may have caused the deffect: oil from a fingerprint on the bisque piece, improperly sieved glaze, the glaze's formulation and the clay's formulation and the bowl's place inside the kiln while firing it, the phase of the moon or just plain "The Gods decided to laugh". However, it is a very pretty bowl that should be cherished, despite its firing mishap.

Take care.
Sylvain.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8544326

thanks to you all for the additional info.
i looked up or tried to look up marks for stoke on trent and didn't see it but maybe it will be in a book that one of you has.
i do love it no matter its history or lack thereof!

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