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92/848 Earthenware vase, marked '811', earthenware clip-cast, made by Pates Potteries Pty Ltd, Lakemba Street, Belmore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1960. Click to enlarge.

A Pates Potteries slip-cast vase.

Designed
Alfred Pate learnt to throw pottery in 1933 while working in the Bristolware Department at the Fowler pottery company. Pate began experimenting with the production of pottery from his garage in Campsie, and sold his wares throughout the neighbourhood. Increased demand encouraged Pate to expand and formally establish his business and in 1946 Pates Potteries Pty Ltd was formally registered, operating from a factory in Belmore. Capitalising on a post-war market with an increased demand for …

Summary

Object No.

92/848

Object Statement

Earthenware vase, marked '811', earthenware clip-cast, made by Pates Potteries Pty Ltd, Lakemba Street, Belmore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1960

Physical Description

An earthenware, slip-cast vase in the shape of a sloping scallop shell rising from a domed foot with a breaking wave. The vase has a long narrow opening along the top and features a pink lustre glaze.

Marks

There is an impressed mark '811' on the base of the vase and a black printed mark 'P.P. / PTY. LTD. / AUSTRALIA'.

Dimensions

Height

214 mm

Width

220 mm

Depth

127 mm

Production

Notes

The vase was designed and made by Pates Pottery Pty Ltd in Belmore New South Wales between 1946 and 1960.

History

Notes

Alf Pate learnt to throw pottery at the Fowler Company in 1933, and began making and selling his own wares from his garage in Campsie. The popularity of his wares led Alf, assisted by his brother John and nephew Ron, to formally established Pates Potteries in 1946. The factory was constructed from Ex-Army Huts in Lakemba and operated until 1990. At its height in the 1950s Pates employed up to 95 staff.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of David Chamberlain under the Tax Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1992

Acquisition Date

29 June 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

A Pates Potteries slip-cast vase. 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 December 2022, <https://ma.as/128221>

Wikipedia

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