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Val Sparkes Medium Penzance Fishing Boat Olive Dish

A handmade, colourful, studio pottery design inspired by British coastal fishing boats, with registration code 'PZ32'. New.

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What's for sale?

This is a handmade, earthenware olive dish by British potter Val Sparkes. The shape is inspired by traditional British coastal fishing boats. On both sides is the identification code 'PZ32', the letters being the registration code for Penzance in Cornwall.

The design echoes the older boats from years gone by and the colours are a blend of red, cream and pale green. These are charming, hand-built and hand-painted items.

Theses olive dish boats are from her 'All at Sea' range which also featured her shipping forecast designs. While her earlier work featured animals and the countryside, her later pieces tended to feature 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:

  • Handmade
  • in England
  • by Val Sparkes

What condition is it in?

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

What are the measurements?

  • 8cm high (3.15 inches)
  • 8.5cm long (3.35 inches)
  • 6cm wide (2.3 inches)
  • 104 grams

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

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