Dutch boy bowl

Dutch boy bowl

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Dutch boy bowl (mark)
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Dutch boy bowl - 2½" (63 mm) high. Early 20c.

There has been considerable discussion around the Pottery Studio about just what he is doing. The ladies tend to think he is enjoying the view, but the men seem to have a clearer idea.

We thought at first that this might be Crown Dorset, but it has been suggested that it could be Barton.

Torquay Potteries

Torquay is the generic name for the many potteries in South Devon that made red earthenware pots - usually quite small - with slip decoration in the form of a picture. 'Motto ware' forms the bulk of what we recognize as Torquay.

The predominant names are Watcombe, Torquay Pottery (also known as Royal Torquay Pottery), Aller Vale and Longpark, although there were many others including some that were not in or even near Torquay, such as Crown Dorset. The designs on the motto ware often depict cottages, flowers and boats, and the mottos themselves are usually written in the Devon dialect. These pieces were made as souvenirs, but not always souvenirs of Devon.

Many collectors have started by collecting the motto wares, and have then gone on to realize that many other styles were made.

Further Reading:
Torquay Motto Wares by Virginia Brisco (Editor)
  The Old Torquay Potteries by D. Lloyd Thomas and E. Lloyd Thomas
  Art of the Torquay and South Devon Potters by Keith Poole (Editor)
  Torquay Commemoratives and Advertising Wares by Virginia Brisco

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The Old Torquay Potteries - Choose your bookseller Europe
The Old Torquay Potteries by D. Lloyd Thomas and E. Lloyd Thomas

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