This is a unique and fabulous piece of 1960s / 1970s Scottish Art Pottery.
It has its original sticker on it saying that is was made at the Davey Pottery and also has an impressed studio stamp, as photographed.
It is a large heavy serving platter with two lug handles at each end and a pie crust border all around.
It is a big thick slab and of exception size - it measures 17 1/2 inches from handle to handle with a width of 12 inches.
It is a stonking 1.8 kg unpacked.
It is just adorable with its abstracted design featuring a dozen little fishes who are facing each other in paris. There are also some seaweed patterns at each end.
The main glaze colour is a dark brown - and it looks like the design has been applied with some sort of "resist" technique.
This is a one off piece of ceramics - and listed at a fair price for such a fine art work.
The Davey Pottery was based at Castle Douglas,
HISTORY: Leonard John Davey (1913-1991) was born in Nottingham. He worked for a while as a teacher at Castle Douglas High School before setting up his own pottery. called the Old Bridge Pottery, at Bridge of Dee.
He became a full time potter in 1968. The pottery became known as the Davey Pottery from 1976 when he was joined by his daughter Sylvia.
His work was shown at craft exhibitions throughout Scotland. He was a founder member of the Stewartry Arts Society in 1969.
Sadly - this beautiful plate will have to be limited to UK posting only - it will be send Parcelforce 48.