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92/961 Vase, earthenware, made by Pates Potteries Pty Ltd, 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.

92/961

Object Statement

Vase, earthenware, made by Pates Potteries Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1960

Physical Description

Vase, earthenware, made by Pates Potteries Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1960

An earthenware, slip-cast vase which has a low elongated form. Either side of the vase features a flying bird in low relief surrounded by styled foliage The exterior of the vase is glazed with a poly chrome lustre glaze with gold highlights. The interior of the vase features a pale yellow lustre glaze.

Marks

An incised mark on the bas eof the vase reads 'T 6' and a printed makers mark reads 'PATES / POTTERIES / SYDNEY / AUSTRALIA'.

Dimensions

Height

73 mm

Width

250 mm

Depth

130 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

30 June 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

A Pates Potteries slip-cast vase. 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 June 2022, <https://ma.as/128411>

Wikipedia

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