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Torquay
Torquay

Torquay is the name given to ceramics by several potteries working near Torquay, England, from 1870 until 1962. Until about 1900, the potteries used local red clay to make classical-style art pottery vases and figurines. Then they turned to making souvenir wares. Items were dipped in colored slip and decorated with painted slip and sgraffito designs. They often had mottoes or proverbs, and scenes of cottages, ships, birds, or flowers. The Scandy design was a symmetrical arrangement of brushstrokes and spots done in colored slips. Potteries included Watcombe Pottery (1870-1962); Torquay Terra-Cotta Company (1875-1905); Aller Vale (1881-1924); Torquay Pottery (1908-1940); and Longpark (1883-1957). Aller Vale produced mottowares that became a common product for the Torquay potteries.


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 TorquayPlateMotto, Come What Come May, c.1970, 9 1/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayTeapotBurns’ Cottage, Alloway, 3 1/2 x 6 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayVase4 Openings, Flowers, Multicolor, Marked, Longpark, 5 7/8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayButter Tub Style, Motto, Elp Yersel Tu Butter, c.1910, 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayCreamer Motto, From The Old Land, Shamrocks, Marked, 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayCreamer Sgraffito, Motto, Elp Yersel Tu Craim, Scandy, 2 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayJug Bulbous, Frae The Land O’ Burns, Brown Glaze, Yellow Letters, 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayPitcher Milk, Motto, Fresh From The Dairy, Handle, Wide Mouth, c.1910, 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquaySugar & Creamer Cottages, Trees, Cottage Ware, Lynton & Lynmouth, 2 In. & 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquaySugar & Creamer King Fisher Design2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayTeapot Lid, Motto, Help Yersel An Dinna Be Blate, c.1905-232012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayVase Black Bird, Red Breast, Relief Molded, Trumpet Shape, 1920s, 9 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayVase Purple Tulips, Green Leaver, Royal Blue Glaze, Watcombe, 10 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayVase Sea Gulls, Rocks, Cobalt Blue, Terra-Cotta, Baluster, Shaped Rim, 12 In. Pair2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayVase Spill, Stile, 2 End Posts Serve As Vases, Bench To Cross Over Fence, 5 x 7 3/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayButterTub Style, Motto, Elp Yersel Tu Butter, c.1910, 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
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 TorquayJugBulbous, Frae The Land O' Burns, Brown Glaze, Yellow Letters, 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TorquayPitcherMilk, Motto, Fresh From The Dairy, Handle, Wide Mouth, c.1910, 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
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