This is an attractive country-style heavy lidded serving dish which was made by the Scottish potter, Barbara Davidson and dates to the early 1970s when she established her own pottery in Larbert.
Her work has always featured pretty stoneware bowls decorated with abstract designs relating to the sea, sky or shoreline. The pattern is called Clouds.
Her pottery was founded in 1969 - to this piece must date to just after this time.
Barbara was brought up in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland, and in 1964 attended Glasgow School of Art.
One of her largest commissions was a larger ceramic mural measuring some 7 feet in length and 4 feet in height - this can still be seen in the Ladies Waiting Room at Queen Street Station in Glasgow.
These fine stoneware pieces by Davidson - with a fine abstract pattern, slightly reminiscent of works by Alan Caiger-Smith. They would have originally have had a paper label - her more functional tablewares are not usually signed - but as quite easily identifiable as her work.
The lidded tureens by her are so much harder to find - it is not signed - but if you know her work it is obvious that it is by her.
A sturdy pot - the glaze is lighter in tone for this dish - and the clouds pattern more of an ochre yellow than the brown colour.
The weight of it does push up postage quotes a little - I also have a wee teapot by her available - postage for the pair could be capped at £10.