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    Posted 4 years ago

    TassieDevil
    (175 items)

    Hello everyone.

    Just some of the smaller pieces of Australian pottery to show you, collected over the years.

    The first two green ones are Casey Ware:

    According to Geoff Fords Book - Encyclopedia of Australian Potters Marks 2nd Edition, Casey Ware was established in 1945 in Croydon Sydney NSW by a Mr Kirkwood and Ronald Cooper under the company name K.C. Industries Pty Ltd. This book says that the impressed stamp was used from late 1940's - mid 1960's and that the foil label was used from mid 1950's - mid 1960's.

    The second two pictures show a lovely little trough type vase with a seagull perched on the edge.

    There is the original foil label for "Gardenia Ware" still attached. I am pretty sure that this label was associated with one of the bigger potteries, Diana or Pates perhaps......

    I like them!! and they don't take up too much room!
    Hope you enjoy seeing them. Thanks, Judy

    UPDATE: Gardenia Ware identified with thanks to Vetraio!

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    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much Sean and Rose for the love, very much appreciated!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I love this Australian pottery. Gardenia Ware is new to me and I love the seagull!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks Karen, yeah I was pretty taken with the seagull as well! I was thinking that Vetraio might have an idea about it with a bit of luck!
    4. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      hi tassie i have something very similar to your green casey ware but mine is marked spode jade ware!
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Hi Fleafinder, had not heard of Spode jade ware! just googled it......they make lovely green pieces.....I do love green pottery and glass!! Thanks!
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks Thomas for the lovely comment, really appreciated!
    7. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      hi tassie will try to upload to show you asap! looks like some lost cousins of Casey ware
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      I see you found my Trove listing on K.C. Industries. Ronald Cooper was the guy's name. The company still survives and thrives at the same address run by family members. The identity of Mr. Kirkwood still evades me. Cooper switched the focus of the company from art wares to industrial ceramics and porcelains.

      As regards the Gardenia Ware label, it refers to a pottery set up in the mid 40's here in Sydney by a Greta Gardener. The address in the press for Gardenia was 24 Westwood Street, Pennant Hills, NSW.

      That address was for sake in 1938 and was described at that time as being "A delightful and modern Family Residence combining fruit trees garden and fowl runs Intel connecting lounge and dining rooms beautifully finished 3 charming bedrooms and sunroom Also large back verandah, 17 x 11 Bathroom with every convenience kitchen with separate pantry built in cupboards etc Garage Beautifully situated. convenient to Pennant Hills or Thornleigh Station Among nice homes Price reduced by hundreds lo £1295 to bring about immediate sale Small deposit and rent Terms arranged. "

      No idea who bought it but Greta Gardener had it as a pottery business in the late forties and early fifties. She was advertising for a "THROWER for Pottery. Full-time or part-time. Urgently wanted. Apply Gerdener. 24 Westwood Street, Pennant Hills. MA2749. " in 1948.

      In 1952 there were two similar adverts in the press for a thrower at that address.

      According to the Powerhouse Museum there were two people of import there: Greta Gardener and another potter who had emigrated from England and arrived in Sydney about 1944. Her name was Rose Spuller (d.1966) who had worked as a modeller for Wedgwood in England.

      That is as much as I know about them at this stage.
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Ford's states that they made"vases,bowls,dishes,jugs, sugar bowls, baskets, napkin holders, ornaments etc. decorated with Aboriginal designs, and a few with applied gumnuts and leaves". "Plus a few sculpted figures and miniature mask heads and wheel thrown vases"
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Hi Vetraio, I wondered if that was you on Trove with the Casey Ware, it is such a great site isn't it...well done!

      Regarding the Gardenia Ware, I saw the powerhouse write up but just wasn't sure. (I must be confusing this pottery with something else I had researched before that was part of one of the bigger potteries).
      Thanks for your great lot of info, if anyone was going to know about Greta Gardiner I was sure you would!
      Makes you wonder how many pieces are still around without the label on them which will never be identified!!
      Thanks again for sorting this out for me, it is really appreciated! Regards, Judy
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Sean, Rose, Karen, Martika, Bonnie, Pascale, Fleafinder, Thomas, Scott, Caperkid, popsKen, PhillDMorris, Vetraio, Nevada, shareurpassion, Many thanks everyone for taking the time to look and love!!
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love Rick, much appreciated!
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Sweet pieces ...Now I think you need a Scaredy Cat too. He would go with them

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/122945-sylvac---scardey-cat
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks Rose and for the love!
      Your Scaredy Cat is fantastic, thank you I love it!!! Will have to keep an eye out for one!!!
    15. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Lol....How can one not love Kitty!! Hope you find one !!
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much Stephy4030 for the love!! It is really appreciated!!
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Appreciate the love Inky, thank you!
    18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Appreciate the love Bananapeel, thank you!
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love Zilla, much appreciated !
    20. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jenni, appreciate your visit and the love :-)
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hello Bekstar, thanks very much for the love and welcome to CW:-)
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Hi Tassiedevil. Going back over Gardenia. I am part of a Facebook Australian pottery group and today a new article was found .... an old article actually.

      https://australiana.org.au/resources/magazine_issues/20_October_1983_No_4.pdf

      I think it is from 1983 and believe there are some inaccuracies .... Rosa Spuller May have not have arrived in Oz until 1952.

      Would you mind if I share your photos with the FB group ???
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Gardenia pieces are fairly rare.
    24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hello Vetraio, thank you for the link, very interesting magazine!
      I am more than happy for you to share my photos:)) I hope your fb friends enjoy them. Regards Judy
    25. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Rose and Hunterqlee)

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