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Val Sparkes Large Cowes Fishing Boat Olive Dish

A handmade, colourful, studio pottery design inspired by British coastal fishing boats, with registration code 'CS9'. New.

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What's for sale?

This is a handmade, earthenware olive dish by British potter Val Sparkes. Its form is the shape of a traditional British coastal fishing boat, with identification code 'CS9' on both sides. The letters 'CS' are the registration code for Cowes on the Isle of Wight. 

The design references older boats from days gone by and the colours are a pretty blend of red, cream and pale turquoise. These are charming hand-built and hand-painted items.

This is from Val Sparkes 'All at Sea' range which also included her shipping forecast designs. Her earlier designs largely featured animals, while these designs from the latter part of her career (she's now retired) featured the sea.

Who made it and when?

This was made by the British potter Val Sparkes. She introduced the 'Shipping Forecast' range around 2013, so these would be among the last she produced before her retirement in 2018. Her printed mark on the base reads:

  • Val Sparkes

What condition is it in?

  • New and unused, bought direct from the artist
  • In excellent, unused condition

What are the measurements?

  • 8.5cm high (3.35 inches)
  • 11cm long (4.33 inches)
  • 7.5cm wide (3 inches)
  • 142 grams

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Val Sparkes
21st century (2000 on)
Stock ID:
Out of stock.

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