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Hornsea Pottery John Clappison Bird Dish

A small, green and black dish in an iconic 1960s design by the well regarded British designer. Second-hand.

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What's for sale?

This is an iconic 1960s design by John Clappison of Hornsea Pottery. It's a small pin dish or ashtray, in the shape of a bird, with a stylised decoration in black, picking out the bird's eye, face and feathers.

This is the dark green version of the design. It comes in three other colours:  brown, blue and yellow. Although this was intended to be an ashtray or small dish, it can also be stood upright as an ornament, which suits it perfectly.

Who made it and when?

It was made in the 1960s from a design by John Clappison, their chief designer from 1958 to 1972. Hornsea Pottery were in operation between 1949 and 2000, but it is the Clappison years which we think are the most collectable. The maker's mark underneath reads:

  • hornsea
  • england

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In good condition
  • There is some crazing in the bowl
  • There are small nibbles underneath the three corners of the beak and tail feathers
  • There is a pin-hole on the rim near the mid-point of the bowl

What are the measurements?

  • 15cm long (6 inches)
  • 11cm wide (just over 4.25 inches)
  • 3cm high (just under 1.25 inches)
  • 174 grams

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John Clappison
Hornsea Pottery
Stock ID:
Out of stock.

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