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A6715 Vase, earthenware, made by Pates Potteries Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1960. Click to enlarge.

Earthenware vase by Pates Potteries

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.

A6715

Object Statement

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

Physical Description

Vase, earthenware, yellow with streaky brown, Pates Potteries Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia. 1946-1960

Dimensions

Height

173 mm

Width

194 mm

Production

Notes

Pottery situated at 61 Lakemba Street, Belmore, Sydney.

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

Purchased 1977

Acquisition Date

1 December 1977

Cite this Object

Harvard

Earthenware vase by Pates Potteries 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 December 2022, <https://ma.as/187397>

Wikipedia

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