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Pottery109 of 156My Poole Freeform ChargerPatinated Bronze Ram Vase
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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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The form of this vase has always pleased me, but it is the duck-egg glaze that has made it one of my favorites. A market find I've had it for nearly thirty years. Bretby Art Pottery, more properly known as Tooth & Co. Ltd., was started in 1883 by Henry Tooth and William Ault. The mark on the vase is a rising sun over the name BRETBY and Made in England.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thank you Budek, daisymay and scandinavian_pieces!
  2. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    Love the form!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks cogito!
  4. vetrissimo, 3 years ago
    Bretby is way underestimated IMHO ( also in the opinion of one of the Antiques shows experts ; Tim Wonnacott I seem to remember... ) especially their early 20th century production
    Pete
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the kind comment, vetrissimo.
    And thanks too to Jen and FineLines!
  6. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 3 years ago
    This piece is supreme. The glaze is perfect for the form, and the glaze is a marvel all by itself. I have to pay attention to Bretby now.
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Manay thanks AmphoraPottery, I can only agree with you. Bretby can be amazing.
  8. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    The color and egg-shell glaze, the shape,....the piece is stunning!
    It looks like it could have been found in a nest.
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks Budek! I've got a couple of other eggs to come soon. One glass and the other porcelain.
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose & miKKoChristmas11!
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Eggtastic! Looking forward to the others. Egg theme before Easter, like it.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks cparks!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    A belated thanks to bretbylover and thanks too to ho2cultcha!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ho2cultcha!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ho2cultcha!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks SEAN & AEON too!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks AMBER!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks GETTHATMONKEYoutOFME!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks sarahoff!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN & SARAHHOFF too!
  23. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 10 months ago
    Hi V,
    I thought I'd seen Bretby on here somewhere...turned out its yours :)
    I agree with you & others, the glaze on this is gorgeous.
    I see yours just says 'Bretby', with no 'England', does that mean this dates to pre 1891?
    I was reading they used mould patterns a lot, with some exceptions, do you know how to tell the difference?
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Hi FRAN. I think this one has the made in England mark at the top of the middle photo. Have you seen this site?
    http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=63

  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Amber, Sarah and Bratjdd too!
  26. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 10 months ago
    Yes V, that was one of the sites i visited:) Lots of useful info.
    I couldn't make out what it said on the side.
    Do you know if this, or the one i have, is moulded or thrown?
    I didn't even know you got moulded pottery, lol, i know glass can be moulded and am learning how to tell the difference, but pottery i know even less.
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Check out 'slip casting'. Most of the figurines you see are slip cast. Everything industrial uses the process. This one of mine too. I'd say yours as well. If a pot is thrown by hand you will see circular lines inside the piece caused by finger pressure. Outside the pot is finished off smooth in most cases.
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks ROYCROFTSBOOKSFROMME!
  29. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Thanks yet again SEANB!
  31. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 10 months ago
    Thanks V,
    I was reading about slip casting, and how it was sometimes done twice to the same pot. It looks like yours and mine have been glazed twice.
    I can't see inside mine at all, the openings too small, so i can't look for finger marks:(
    Another thing you maybe able to help me with, On my pot, do you know how the part holding the bulb would have been fixed on? There's no wear or scratches on the top at all
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks CATTEANNE!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks INKY & JENSEN too for the loves!

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