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Posted 6 years ago

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Hello Friends,
I bought this an hour ago. It was sitting on a wire shelf in a forgettable mish-mash of 'stuff'. I was intrigued from the start, grabbed and admired it's many fine qualities.
It's of a modest size,( 2+7/8"h ), with handsome glazes, an interesting design/texture, and a curious partially stamped signature.
I don't know what you'll think of it, but I find myself quite fond of my new little bowl.
Any idea who the maker might be?
Thanks for taking a look.

Mystery Solved


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Losson, Belgium. "céramique signé LOSSON", "Vase en grès signé LOSSON". It reminds me of the Deco "Frank Brangwyn" pieces of Royal Doulton. Perhaps it's the other way round?
  2. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Thank You Bellin and Kevin, for the love.
    Thank You Bellin for always being there with a kind word, and You, Kevin,
    for kindly sharing the incalculable wealth of your mind.
    You two are incredible!
  3. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Hello Kevin,
    Do you know if this Losson pottery company is still in business? How old would you guess this piece is? I haven't been able to find another example of Losson pottery anywhere,..........any tips where I might look?

    Sorry to bother you, Thanks
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Ciao Tonino! If you google the phrases in inverted commas above you will come across a few worth point mentions; but aswe know that often leads to nothing more than an invite to join in .....
    From what I've seen so far the name appears on stuff for just before the second world war up to the fifties. I've just gotten back from lunch with my Mum so I'll have another look. The references I've seen are in French, as you'd expect.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    The Belgian town of Bouffioulx can be added.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Lardinois, Losson, Biron and Dubois are the four names of the potting families who still work in the town of Bouffioulx. The town hosted a pottery festival there since 1969.
    I've found another piece with the mark:
    This site is in Dutch, the other language of the area?
    I have also seen a bowl in the style of your signed Dubois:
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    The names that have come up are Lardinois, Losson, Biron and Dubois. I've seen some pieces with the Losson signature and the ID is correct. The town of bouffioulx is well known for its salt glazed wares.
    Google "Pot en grès céramique BOUFFIOULX Belgique signé Bernard DUBOIS 1950" and you'll a similar decor to yours.
    Important names from this town are Edgard Aubry and Roger Guerin.
  8. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    This is really intriguing Tony. I would have snapped her up as well. The glaze is fantastic!
  9. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Thank You Amber, Stef, and Dholdefer
    and Kevin!, Thank you for the tips, the names and for directing me to that particular piece. Much appreciated!
    Couldn't be more beautiful here, I wish it all for you.
  10. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Suihnik.
    The elephant you posted is wonderful!
    Take care,
  11. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love Scandi!
    I hope you're having a beautiful Spring, and are finding some special things.
  12. Jlac, 5 years ago
    I have another pottery piece from the sameartist which we got frommy husband cousin who lives in belgium . She got this from her school in charrleri

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