Nine-spoked wheel or a sunburst on Studio Pottery Mug
This is the mark at base of handle - Nine-spoked wheel or a sunburst on Studio Pottery Mug
Nine-spoked wheel or a sunburst on Studio Pottery Mug:- I bought this lovely studio pottery mug at a charity shop. I particularly like the blue glaze and the shape – it has a pottery mark just at the base of the handle that I cannot identify and I am hoping that someone on here can help!
I emailed pictures to my local auction house who said that although they cannot identify the mark it looks “in the St Ives tradition”. I have spent the morning in my local library looking through the British Potters Marks reference book (which took a hour or so) and I cannot find it in there either.
I assume it could be a foreign piece, it could be so modern that the mark isn’t in the books yet or it could be a little known British potter.
I would describe the mark as a nine-spoked wheel or a sunburst. The nearest I came to in the books was Marc Fraser or possibly Bryan Newman (before he became Aller Pottery) but I do not feel that either of those are really good matches.
I started off thinking it was just a matter of finding a book and looking it up, I am now really desperate to find out who the mark belongs to – if only because I wouldn’t mind having another mug like it to make a pair!
Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Nine-spoked wheel or a sunburst on Studio Pottery Mug
Thanks for the great story. It's a nice mug for sure, don't blame you for wanting another one. As for identification, these studio wares can be very hard to identify, just because there are so many of them and they are by nature, small concerns. My suggestion is to try the various UK craft potters associations.