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Offline Anne

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Large salt pig
« on: February 07, 2020, 01:40:32 AM »
These are not marked in any way, so I'm stuck. Height around 9", base diameter around 5". Any suggestions as to maker please?
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Re: Large salt pig
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 09:27:11 PM »
Hmmm..... not much to go on Anne, but I'm game....

From the pictures, it looks modern, moulded and maybe fairly mass-produced, rather than a thrown, studio piece. 

I did find another one here, also unattributed.

https://legacyantiques.co.uk/large-stoneware-salt-pig-in-speckled-beige-and-grey.html

Have you considered Shelf Studio Halifax?  It's a long shot though.

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Re: Large salt pig
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 11:44:54 PM »
Thanks Cat, I've seen others of these around and they are alleged to date from 1980's-ish, but none of them are marked, labelled or back-stamped. A local dealer who has one in her stock suggested they might be Wetheriggs Pottery (in Cumbria - but now closed down), another pottery collector suggested it might be Grayshott Pottery, whilst a third suggested they might be early John Kershaw.  So, we are all as puzzled as each other on these Cat!
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