My goodness what a storm in a tea cup!
The person who has been talking most sense is jimbo1.
The vase you have Andy is from a range that went into production
a small one. It is a design from a series of different shapes using this colour way by Geoffrey Baxter.
It is NOT experimental.
I have seen more examples of this particular vase over the years than it is quoted that Ray made, so either Ray is remembering a little incorrectly, or other chairs at Whitefriars made 'em
In case of confusion, I could even take you to collections that house an example at this moment in time - including one in my kitchen, owned for many years.
Frankly, this thread only illustrates the problem of not having seen something before and not having enough longevity in collecting or dealing to give a fair overview. The pieces in Jackson that are being referred to are indeed experimental and there may be
as many as three examples of each. For instance, I have a version of the one in Jackson (plate 170, number 8 on the extreme right) that I bought many years ago before any exhibitions or books were available. However, I later made the mistake of not buying one smaller, similar, only in pink....uuurrrgghhhhh
I understand your questioning the Kingfisher content within these ranges Sue, but I think you will end up being surprised. Pictures are no substitut for handling and living with pieces as you well know
I would like to compliment Andy for having the hunch to buy in the first place. Often those little grey cells do work when playing the hunch, but it is then that the research has to begin
For instance going to the Museum of London to go through the records, or even seeing them on W/F's.com (if enough are there, or linked to) in order to determine how many might have been made.