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Offline adam20

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Large Vase Possible Caithness
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:40:13 PM »
A large and very heavy vase of good quality. 14" approx - I think it's Caithness, but can't find it in Mark Hills book. It just looks Caithness. No marks to base.

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Re: Large Vase Possible Caithness
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 01:23:05 PM »
It does, doesn't it?
It looks like a variation on the un-named pattern which we've been discussing recently.

Is it finished off the correct way for Caithness?
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Re: Large Vase Possible Caithness
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 05:48:51 PM »
Yes. The rim is smooth polished and the bottom is typical Caithness in technique.

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Re: Large Vase Possible Caithness
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 06:28:43 PM »
The polished rim is a strong indication, I think.
Who else would finish a vase such as this off with polishing? I would have imagined a heat finish would be most likely if this were a studio piece.
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Re: Large Vase Possible Caithness
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 10:11:58 PM »
Ok, I will play devils advocate then. It is too big and the similar Caithness patterns are not clear cased. ;)

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Re: Large Vase Possible Caithness
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 12:15:14 AM »
Could it be Gozo? That would be my first thought, rather than Caithness.


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Re: Large Vase Possible Caithness
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 10:44:25 AM »
Gozo isn't normally cased and wouldn't have a polished rim.
I have also noticed recently that the quality of Gozo leaves very much to be desired, this is too good for Gozo.
Devil's Advocation welcome, John!
But remember, this isn't a true production range - it could well be a.n. other experimental bit from it... the colours and the way they're used, are very, very Caithnessy.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Large Vase Possible Caithness
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 11:12:29 AM »
Thanks all

Just to add I got my sizes mixed up. It's only 10 inches high. Which I think is better for it being Caithness.

Adam


 



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