Val Sparkes Large Portsmouth Fishing Boat Olive Dish

A handmade, colourful, studio pottery design inspired by British coastal fishing boats, with registration code 'PO25'. New.

What's for sale?

This is a handmade, earthenware olive dish by the now retired British potter Val Sparkes. The form is in the shape of a traditional British coastal fishing boat, and has the identification number of P025 on both sides. The letter P is the registration letter for Portsmouth. 

The colours are a pretty blend of red, cream and green. These are hand-built and hand-painted from her 'All at Sea' range. If her earlier designs largely featured animals, the designs from the latter part of her career 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?

  • 9cm high (3.5 inches)
  • 11.5cm long (about 4.5 inches)
  • 8.5cm wide (3.35 inches)
  • 190 grams

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Val Sparkes
21st century (2000 on)
Stock ID:
1 in stock

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