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    Posted 9 years ago

    whatisit
    (7 items)

    Trying to learn something about this vase. It was my grandmother's. It is stamped and signed. The stamp is not clear, I can only make out the shape of an eagle with wings spread and the word "England." The artist signed in to the wet clay.

    There is a Greek key pattern along the bottom, it is more visible on the image of the back.

    Thank you in advance for your in put!

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      It's an Art Nouveau vase by Thomas Forester & Sons.
      Hand painted and signed by A. Dean, whose work was shown at the Paris Expo of 1900.
    2. whatisit, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge on this piece. I have uploaded two more photos, showing the pottery markings. Since your kind reply, I have looked up images of work by Thomas Forester & Sons, on some A. Dean's signature is signed in brush strokes. Is the incised signature that of A. Dean?

      I had spent hours online reviewing pottery marks and had not found a clue! I am so glad to have found this site and appreciate your input. Thank you, again.

    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi the incised mark in the clay is just a number: 147. The normal signature you see on Dean's work is raised and probably tube lined. For reference ther is a vase on English ebay with the signature.
      Google "Antique Art Nouveau Vase by Thomas Forester & Sons" and you will see it on one of the pictures.
      Dean was the designer/decorator that is quoted on these Forester pieces.
      The mark can be found @http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/f/forester.html
      Thanks for your comments.
    4. whatisit, 9 years ago
      I have rearranged a room, so the lady can be displayed. Thank you vetraio50 again!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Pleasure whatsit.
      There is another similar item that has been posted yesterday, but I think it might be a copy!
    6. whatisit, 9 years ago
      Thank you Bellin68!

    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      this is very stunning!!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      and your very welcome from 3 years ago!!
    9. whatisit, 7 years ago
      I must start logging in more often. This sight is a wealth of information..... the problem is that once you start, it is easy to spend hours here!
    10. whatisit, 7 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68! :)
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome whatisit !!! :0 I so agree with you :) so please stay on.......... ;%)

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