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Dated August 9th 1879

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  • Xupes Reference DA1304020
  • Age Dated August 9th 1879
  • Condition The vase is offered in fine presentable condition without restoration. There is a chip to the inside top rim which could be easily repaired. A very rare example and a wonderful art pottery vase to add to any serious collection!  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

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    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We offer this very rare antique Barnstaple Pottery vase decorated with birds and fish designed by OW Davis and dated 1879. This finely made earthenware vase stands on a narrow rounded flat pedestal base with a squat rounded body and a trumpet shaped top. The body of the vase is decorated with three incised panels, one with a fish, another with two birds and a third with single bird. Each is decorated in brown glazes on a mottled green ground with a brown decoration also applied around the neck. The vase has an incised Barnstaple Pottery mark to the base along with the date Aug 9-1879 and is signed OW Davis HWT. We have not found any references to the this pottery although the style is similar to other West Country potteries although probably slightly more refined.

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