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Author Topic: Signature ? on handblown vase  (Read 711 times)

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Offline Anne E.B.

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Signature ? on handblown vase
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:51:50 PM »
I'm having trouble making out the signature on this vase. Can anyone help please.  It might be identifiable by the style of vase, so I've included an image also.  It has a partially polished/snapped off pontil mark.  The first letter might be G - may be Gavin??  The second name might begin with L or W.
Any help would be appreciated :)
Anne E.B

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Re: Signature ? on handblown vase
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 03:55:53 PM »
Similar has been on before, second name could be Walker.

John

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Re: Signature ? on handblown vase
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 04:24:03 PM »
The William Walker who won the competition Michael Harris instigated at the RCA and who subsequently worked on producing Azurene with MH at IoWSG.
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Offline Anne E.B.

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Re: Signature ? on handblown vase
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 04:45:05 PM »
Many thanks John :-*
It is indeed William Walker. His work is well documented on the web and I found a bowl of his with the same random colour pattern on Millers online price guide website.  These vases too Sue (scroll down to no.40) http://www.georgekidner.co.uk/index.php?contentId=28302&showAll&categoryId=3045
I would never have made out his name without your help :)
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