Pates planters, 1940s

Pates planters 1940sPates planters
made in Sydney Australia 1940s

This fantastic planters was made by Pates Pottery, which operated out of Belmore, Sydney from 1946 -1990. As you may have noticed, given the tenor of the posts of this blog, being a Sydneyite I have an affinity for the potteries that were producing domestic ware in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Pates’ designs and colours were influenced by the 1940s art and interior design trends; and produced work with this ‘Australiana’ colour glaze- brown and green – apparently reminiscent of the Australian bush. This nationalistic colour combination was very popular, and since I am a landscape architect, and quite fond of the Australian bush, I have tended to collect both Pates pieces in this colour range.

These large planters look fantastic supporting a range of succulent plants: I have kept them in their pots inside the planters and styled them more like cut flowers. I love the colour combinations.

The two large planters are for sale: $AUD110

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4 thoughts on “Pates planters, 1940s

  1. They are gorgeous, was just looking around pottery blogs and discovered yours..I need to find out more about Pates planters – ones like in the picture would look fabulous in my dining area.

    • thanks – the trick is to keep the succulents in their plastic pots so you can move them around in the planters. it is nice to be able to use vintage planters.

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