Pates Potteries (Australia) 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 floral trough vase or indoor planter / jardiniere.
This beauty features a brown and yellow glaze with a floral relief, which is in excellent vintage condition. There are no chips or cracks - clearly this piece has been taken care of. Internally it is also clean and free from any damage.
It also has its original paper label intact, telling us it was marketed under the Regent brand.
It measures approx 15.5cm long x 8.5cm wide x 5.5cm.