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    Posted 2 years ago

    vetraio50
    (723 items)

    DIANA POTTERY PTY. LTD.. 122 Marrickville Road, Marrickville. Marrickville is a suburb of Sydney, NSW ..... my home town. I believe this highly quirky rabbit was designed by Ken Day .... an important figure at Diana Potteries. Ken Day began work for Eric C. Lowe in 1939 at a new, unnamed venture at Marrickville that became Diana Pottery. Their later designs normally have an impressed letter and model number. In this case it is A-18. The A is for animal I think. Why a rabbit ??? It perhaps relates to the plague of rabbits that took over the countryside resolved by myxomatosis. In Australia, the virus was first field-tested for population control in 1938. A full-scale release was performed in 1950. It was devastatingly effective, reducing the estimated rabbit population from 600 million to 100 million in two years.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
      what a cutie!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks SEANB & FORTAPACHE !!!.!!.!!!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      A very cute & mischievous looking rabbit!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !!.!!.!!.!!
    5. jbingham95 jbingham95, 2 years ago
      I like the grin on this rabbits face that reminds my of Wiley coyote.It looks like he’s up to something.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks JBINGHAM & ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !!,!!!,!”
    7. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      Kevin, A couple of inquiries if I may here...Can you give me a description of the 'Myxomatosis'? I have several field rabbits on my property. My dogs go after them at times, so I have some concern.
      I'm going to play dumb with my next question..I see in some pottery there is a hole at the bottom. What is its purpose? Does the piece sit on something while being made?
      Thank You!!

      Thomas.
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      A virus, mate. Nasty. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myxomatosis

      The hole had no real function but was part of the slip cast design.
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks to THOMAS, YOUGOTTAHAVESTUFF, RULANDMA & PHIL too !!!.!!!.!!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks AURA & KWQD !!!.!!.!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV !!!.!!.!!!.!!
    12. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      This little guy looks very mischievous!
    13. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      May I toss in my 2 cents worth regarding the hole in fires ceramic pieces?
      I believe it is for venting during the firing process. If a hollow item being fired did not have a hole made into it, it would break during firing.
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Mrs Tyndall and Watchsearcher too for those kind comments. I agree Watchsearcher with your idea totally. But it does not need to be that big as such. some near solid pieces are seen save for the smallest of holes. with commercial pottery I think it also has to do with the economies of slip casting.
    15. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      With skip casting, you do have to have a hole big enough to pour out excessive slip so that probably accounts for the large size of the hole.
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      I agree WATCHSEARCHER !!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks MALKEY !.!!.!!!.!!.!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!.!!.!.!!.!!
    19. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      dats a wery ewal wabbit!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !:::!!:::!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks KINKIPLZ !!.!.!!.!.!,

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