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MARGO'S POTTERY VASE c 1930

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    Posted 3 years ago

    vetraio50
    (703 items)

    My first of the year !!!

    Hopped off the 440 and headed into a regular haunt to see this vase with an English tea cup and saucer on top. Gingerly got rid of the tat and saw that the vase was sound. As soon as I saw it I knew what it was because I have two other pieces by 'Margo'.

    "30% off today" said the salesman. He asked me if I liked 'this type of thing'. But I did not bite ..... I was not prepared to fill him in on what I knew.

    Hettie Margaret Lewers (1908-1978) was Margo. Her maiden name was Hettie Margaret Ernestine Plate. She was born on April 23, 1908 at Mosman, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. A trained typist she worked as a secretary and then she joined the staff of the Daily Telegraph as a commercial artist and worked at a Sydney poker-work firm.

    But Margo was ambitious and set up her own studio printing textiles and made hand painted pottery. After spending some time studying textile design, painting and drawing with John Farleigh in London, she and her new husband Gerald Lewers returned to Sydney in 1935.

    In Sydney in 1935 Margo established the famous Notanda Gallery, an interior-decorating shop in fashionable Rowe Street Sydney and continued to design hand-printed fabrics and pottery. This pot probably comes from that period.

    The shop closed in 1939.

    But Margo Lewers' career continued to develop. She became one of the most influential figures in the Sydney art scene. The Lewers family home on the Emu Plains outside Sydney became a museum and this pottery is part of the permanent collection.

    Margo's Pottery no. 46
    H: 16.5 cm

    c. 1935

    It joins my two others .... nos. 11 and 20.

    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Yay! Good going.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      MANY THANKS FS GIRL !!!'
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Ahh = Margo Lewers! What a woman. I love the museum.
      Great find Vet!

      BTW - I just posted a 1930s Australian pottery piece too!

    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN & MIKELV !!!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Karen I was really stoked to get this third piece of Margo.

      I'm after one of her paintings.
    6. Gruff Gruff, 3 years ago
      Awesome info my friend and a beautiful piece
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Very nice!! Great story behind this!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks GRUFF, ROSE, DEVIL, FOOT, FLEA & JSCOTT too !!!!
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      stunning vase !!!
    10. artislove artislove, 3 years ago
      very genuine...
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks FORTAPACHE, AURA, VIOLETORANGE, ARTISLOVE, THOMAS, IVONNE, DECOVOO, CINDB & SEAN too !!! ! !!!
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!! ;)
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD, MARY, CAPERKID & BELLTOWN !!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks MELANIE, GLASSGAGA & SWFINLUV too !!! ! !!!
    15. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 3 years ago
      Love it and the story!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGELAMP !!! ! !!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks RICK & EYE4 !!! !!!! !!!

      HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks FLEAFINDER !!! ! !!!
    19. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 3 years ago
      Hi Kevin,
      Interesting post and information.
      Thank your for your support last year and I always look forward to your pieces and excellent presentations. :)
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & to you too ONEGOODFIND for the love and those kind words too !!!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!! !! ! !! !!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks RNIEDERMAN & PHIL too !!! ! !!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks BILLRETIRE & SCOTTIE too !!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks VALENTINO !!! ! !!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks AUTOPINBACK !!! ! !!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR & ANNAB !!! !! ! !! !!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ !!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks DECOVOO, RADEGRUNDER & ARTISLOVE !!! ! !!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks OFFICIALFUEL !!! ! !!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks BUCKETHEAD & BEYEMVEY !!! ! !!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks INKY, BIJOUCAILLOU & BETWEENTHELENS !!! ! !!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY & VINTAGELAMP !!! ! !!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA & BIJOUAILLOU !!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks FREIHEIT !!! ! !!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS & VLADIMIR !!!!
    36. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      You have such beautiful pottery Vetraio50!
      - Jenni
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks STEPTOE !!!!

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