Pates Potteries (Australia) Large Swan Jardiniere/Planter
Pates Potteries were established by Alfred James Pate in 1946 at Belmore, NSW, with the help of his brother John and nephew Ron. Pate had before then, learnt the pottery trade where he worked, at Fowlers Pottery in Marrickville.
The potteries made by Pates targeted the working class market with their colourful slip cast, and employed over 100 workers in the 1950s. The company made its name by producing several varieties of colourful slip cast domestic wares.
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This lovely swan jardiniere/planter is finished in a gorgeous burgundy glaze, with cream/pale yellow peering through the undercoat.
Measuring approx 14cm tall x 21cm long x 12.5cm wide it's in good vintage condition - it does have a small glaze flake and hairline crack, which we've highlighted in the pictures.
Likely made in the post-war era, when the production of pottery and ceramics flourished in Australia (particularly in Sydney's Inner West).