Pates Potteries (Australia) Large Trough Vase / Jardiniere
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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A lovely and large rectangular trough vase or indoor planter / jardiniere.
This beauty features a brown and green fade glaze, which is in excellent vintage condition. There are no chips or cracks - clearly this piece has been taken care of - with only a small amount of crazing which is just visible. Internally it is also clean and free from any damage.
It measures approx 17.5cm long x 13.5cm wide x 10cm.