Tremar People in Funny Colour/Color Clothes – Why?
On rare occasions you may come across pieces that looks figures from the Tremar Pottery People series, except they don’t look exactly right. Oh, they’re quite similar, but there are differences.
First the colour/color of the clothing seems a little off. The Carpenter has a brown shirt instead of the more typical white one. The Soldier has red pants instead of white ones. The Chimneysweep’s shirt is dark brown rather than white. Or the Fisherman’s shirt is grey instead of bright blue, and his pants are an even grey color instead of mottled blue-grey.
Second there is no TREMAR UK or any other mark impressed into the bottom. This of course is a little odd, for most figures from the Tremar Pottery People series do have the TREMAR UK stamp impressed into the bottom. But at the same time Tremar certainly did make some unmarked pieces.
And the size of the figure may be a little off. Many are just slightly shorter than the typical Tremar Pottery People figures.
It is true that most of these unusual figures are entirely unmarked. But I did come across one, the Solder, that had a white label stuck to the bottom. That label reads:
COUNTRY CRAFT POTTERIES
MADE IN CORNWALL
As with so many things about Tremar, it is difficult to determine how these unusual figures came to exist. But I believe it is likely that one way or another Country Craft Potteries acquired some of the molds for the Tremar Pottery People figures and continued production of these figures for a time after Tremar was no longer in business.
I believe that Country Craft Potteries may not have been in business for a long period of time.
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