Featured interesting studio pottery figure, help with mark

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  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hey folks

    i was quite impressed with this monk figurine (6.5 inches)

    does anyone recognize the studio potter mark, is it an R ?

    any help or comments appreciated, thanks

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    He looks like a Franciscan friar. It is as if he was made after a real person, amazing.
    Other than that I can't help, sorry.
     
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  3. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Doesn't he look as if we ought to know him...from somewhere.
     
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  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks aj, yeah i get that feeling as well, the face is more like a art sculpture
     
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  5. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    i get an old anakin skywalker, mixed with churchill !!
     
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  6. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Its an older Friar Tuck from Sherwood.:rolleyes::D

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  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    get stuck in there my son, and why not
     
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  8. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking Friar Tuck as well :smuggrin:. Doesn't quite have the hair, but maybe a later rendition.

    I like the fact that the face is realistic, but yet not so well rendered like a factory piece.

    Nice one, Chesaroo!
     
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  9. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks buddy, never really been a fan of studio pottery, but have been looking into it recently for things to look out for, really like the janet leach stuff

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/625388151/janet-leach-studio-pottery-vase-fine-art
     
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  10. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Awhile back I had two figures that remind me of yours. They were pottery men (I think monk like) with brown glazed robes and unglazed faces, sort of mud-men like. Anyway, as nearly as I can remember, I decided mine were Italian. I no longer have them or even photos of them and it's been long enough that I don't have a clue how I decided that but thought it might be a direction for you to look.
     
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  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks s i s, will look into that, its not going to be an obvious one me thinks
     
  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    might it help to nail down, the fact that hes got stockings and suspenders on underneath ?:) the saucy old s*d
     
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  13. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Oh wait, I did find a couple terrible photos and now I know how I got Italian LOL! You'll note it says "Italy" faintly on the inside of the base. I think I found some similar ones online somewhere too.
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  14. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks s I s, there are similarities, I wouldn't rule it out
     
  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The Italian monks were mass produced in the 50s-70s. Maybe later too. They always had a comical note.
    This one looks more like a one-off. It is much nicer than the italian ones imo.
     
  16. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

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  17. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    do reckon the mark is stamped, or would it be done by hand as well ?

    could it be 2 S's, one foreward one backward
     
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  18. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

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