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Mintons 'The seasons' tiles by John Moyr Smith, c1878-85

This is a group of eight earthenware tiles designed by John Moyr Smith in about 1878 and made by Mintons China Works, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, about 1885. The square tiles, each measuring 15.2 cm x 1.0 cm, are transfer-printed with a decoration in four colours (grey, pale yellow, brown and olive green) and ...

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Greenware cisterns at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of eight 'greenware' cisterns on a shelf in an Australian Caroma factory.

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Checking the quality of Caroma cisterns

This is a colour photograph of lines of 'greenware' cisterns stacked on shelves in an Australian Caroma factory. A man is leaning over to examine one of the cisterns. Behind him is a row of cistern moulds.

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Machinery at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of machinery used in the preparation of clay for the production of vitreous chinaware at a Caroma factory in Sydney or Melbourne. A row of clay-splattered vertical wooden slats sit in metal grooves.

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Slip to make vitreous china at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of a vat of 'slip' at a Caroma factory in Sydney or Melbourne. Streams of brown liquid are pouring into the middle of a swirling mass of khaki-coloured liquid.

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Toilet pans in the production line at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of long rows of toilet pans in a Caroma factory in Sydney or Melbourne. A worker in the centre aisle is checking 'greenware' toilet pans that are standing on a raised shelf. Behind the worker, plaster production moulds are being filled with 'slip' fed through plastic hosepipes from machinery ...

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Bendigo Pottery 'Waverley Ware' jug, c1925-35

This is an earthenware 'Waverley Ware' jug with a low, sharply carinated body, wishbone handle and long spout, manufactured at some stage between 1925 and 1935. The jug has been glazed in brown and streaked with a lighter colour. Fixed to one side of the jug is an oval silver paper label.

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French souvenir doll with fishing net and basket of mussels, 1890-1900

This is a female doll with a fishing net and a basket of mussels. It was probably made to be a souvenir of a French coastal town, and would have been intended for display rather than play. It was made in France from bisque (unglazed pottery), wood, cotton, human hair and wool between 1880 and 1900. The body and legs are ...

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Ceramic hands - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Macedon Ranges, 2002

This sculpture of ceramic hands was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges in 2002. The sculpture was created by Kyneton potter Peggy Thallong-Smith with assistance from Pat Beasley. It measures 26.5 cm (length) x 26.8 cm (width) x 13.5 cm (height). ...

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'Emu beaker', 1917

This is a beaker made in 1917 from earthenware clay by Gladys Reynell (1881-1956), which measures 10.0 cm (height) x 8.7 cm (diameter). A very simple, tapered cylindrical form, it is primarily red-brown in colour. The shine that can be seen on the lip of the beaker indicates that the surface has been sealed (and therefore ...

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'FX Holden', 1977

This is an earthenware clay sculpture designed to resemble an early model Holden car. Made in 1977 by Margaret Dodd (1941-), the work measures 17.5 cm x 42.0 cm x 19.0 cm. The car has a compact, all-over rounded shape with a high, slightly curved roof, a rounded bonnet and pronounced mudguards. The body of the car is black ...

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'The sisters', 1954

This is a large ceramic sculpture made from earthenware clay, measuring 95.5 cm x 50.0 cm x 34.0 cm. Made in 1954 by Arthur Boyd (1920-99), the work consists of two standing figures that are hugging each other with long spindly arms. Both figures, which are joined at the midsection, have strangely distorted heads, exposed ...

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Shark vase, 1987

This is an earthenware clay sculptural vase, made in 1987 by Lorraine Jenyns (1945-). Measuring 36 cm x 23 cm x 20 cm, the vase is in the shape of a shark's head that is set on a flat base with the head pointing upwards. The shark's mouth is gaping wide open to reveal two rows of shiny white pointed teeth. One small button-like ...

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Bowls, 'Southern ice' by Les Blakebrough, 1995

These are two porcelain bowls from the 'Southern Ice' series, designed and made in 1995 by Les Blakebrough in Hobart. Both bowls have been made from a Valentine’s (Stoke-on-Trent) matt white porcelain clay. The bowl at left has a tall thrown cylindrical foot (high-foot), with a half-spherical bowl above. There is a wide ...

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'Conceal series', cups and bowl by Marianne Huhn, 1997

This is a set of three cups and a bowl, made by Marianne Huhn from Limoges porcelain in 1997. The single large bowl and three smaller handle-less cups or beakers are each different in height, and all have a small, flat base and sides that rise in a gradual swelling to an open mouth. All four vessels are white with black ...

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'Sphere', covered jar by Les Blakebrough, 1986

This is a covered porcelain jar with a triassic sandstone and wood ash glaze and triassic sandstone trail, made by Les Blakebrough in 1986. The jar, which measures 45.2 cm (height) x 40.3 cm (width), is basically spherical in shape and tapers down to a foot rim. The jar has a small dome-shaped cover that fits inside the ...

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'Teacup ballet', 1935

This is a black-and-white photograph, measuring 35.4 cm x 28.4 cm, that was made by Olive Cotton (1911-2003) in 1935. It consists of a group of six cups and saucers that have been carefully arranged in an asymmetrical pattern on a flat surface. The items have a glossy surface and are slightly translucent, which suggests ...

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'Antipodean palaceware (vase)', 1989 and 1998

This is a decorative earthenware vase, made in 1989 by Mark Heidenreich and decorated in 1998 by Stephen Bowers (1952-). This large vase, which measures 86.0 cm x 52.5 cm (diameter), is a classically elegant form with a cylindrical, rimmed, footed base that rises in a swelling curve and pinches into a tight throat and generous ...

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Mintons 'aesthetic' jug, c1880

This is an earthenware jug made in England around 1880 by the ceramic factory Mintons at Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. The jug, which measures 17.3 cm (height) x 16.5 cm (width), has a flat base, a slightly ovoid body, a high curved lip and looped handle. The visible side of the jug features a circular unit in black ...

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Mintons peacock figure, 1873-80

This is a majolica-glazed ceramic sculpture modelled by Paul Comoléra, and made by Mintons at Stoke-on-Trent in England between 1873 and 1880. The sculpture, which measures 144.0 cm (height) x 40.0 cm (width) x 75.0 cm (depth), depicts a realistically modelled life-sized peacock standing on top of a small pinnacle of rocks ...