Regular visitors to this blog are already familiar with my interests in Diana Pottery- which has been described as Sydney’s most prolific post-war pottery. I collect in colour ranges, and here we see the 50s blues…a lidded casserole dish featuring Blue Dampiera [Dampiera stricta, a common plant of the Sydney heath community] a scroll-handled baking dish [see post below for more scroll-ware pieces] and two blue condiment bowls.
Like other Sydney post-war potteries, Diana started producing work with Australian themes, particularly employing hand-painted flowers. The painter often left an identifying number painted on the base, as is the case with this Blue Dampiera dish.
The blue pieces – employing the same blue hue – work well together. The casserole dish served as a lolly-container in my office for some time – it seems a pity to use it for boring casseroles! For sale: $AUD85