Featured Red glaze pottery lamp base id

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  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Hi guys

    I've posted this one before, but went by a bit too quickly for resolution

    It's a difficult one to work out, so that may have been the case also

    Measures 7 inches

    Rd hand written but upside down

    Any thoughts appreciated

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  2. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Sometimesgetsitright

    That's a hard one. Google translate seems to think "caer bar" is Spanish for "drop bar" and a South Wales history thing I found says this...

    Cited from https://archive.org/stream/southwaleshistor00londuoft/southwaleshistor00londuoft_djvu.txt

    The town of Cardiff, in which the Marquis of Bute is the
    greatest landed proprietor, derives its name from " Caer Bar," the
    fortress on the Taff, but little is known of its history from the
    departure of the Romans till the conquest of Glamorgan.
    :confused:
     
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  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks buddy, it's a very tricky one indeed

    Thought it was a home decor thing at first, but the base seems to suggest otherwise

    I thought Welsh myself because of the caer, but can't find a pottery company with that connection

    Tricky tricky :)
     
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  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    If I had to make a guess at company name, looks a bit like spillad ?
     
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Try the British Studio Pottery Facebook group. Clever bunch.
     
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  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip obb

    Gotta be British with the Rd mark
     
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  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I think that may be a potter's mark, rather than an RD?
     
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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Interesting, never thought of that, might well be initials
     
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  9. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    Funny, I was thinking it might mean red.
     
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  10. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Well if obb and sis don't know I might as well give up now :)
     
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  11. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    Well I think it's what makes this place good and often leads to identifications. People see and think of different things:)
     
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'll lay odds someone on that FB page will know,there's some absolute geniuses.
     
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  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Haven't got a Facebook, but might start an account, as it sounds a good avenue for future endeavours

    Tried it on the 20th century forum now as well, as Naomi has been helpful in the past
     
  14. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    I have looked and looked and given up. The Rd could just as easily be 121 with a stray squiggle.
     
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  15. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Well I appreciate the effort jpj, thanks

    It's hard enough to estimate an age as well, let alone that blasted stamp:)
     
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  16. Modest Muse

    Modest Muse Active Member

    Could it be a Caen potter?

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  17. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    interesting thanks mm. a new angle to look into

    pardon my ignorance but is that related to a french origin ?
     
  18. Modest Muse

    Modest Muse Active Member

    It's an area in France which was a big centre for pottery. Not my area of expertise but it seemed worth sharing.
     
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  19. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    absolutely worth sharing thanks, and might be a great shout
     
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  20. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    u could create a wonderful lamp with your own style from it.....
    if u don't find it's origin !!!
    just sayin......it's nice the way it is too !!!
     
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