Elischer pottery

Elischer ramekins & vaseElischer ramekins & vase
made in Melbourne, Australia 1950s

Most of my collection comes from Sydney potteries – but Elischer is a Melbourne pottery which commenced in the late 30s and continued until the late 80s. Elischer was a Viennese sculptor who turned to pottery when he immigrated to Melbourne. These pieces; three ramekins and a small vase, are in the typical 50s colourway of black, tan and cream but employ atypical organic, asymmetrical forms.

I have one other Elischer pottery piece in the collection – very different to these pieces- a Four Seasons Whiskey jug. By the 60s Elischer was making commercial bar ware and had moved away from the more experimental pottery seen here.

None of these pieces is signed – I have deduced from research and the matching colourway/asymmetric forms that all these pieces are Elischer. They are for sale: $AUD80

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2 thoughts on “Elischer pottery

  1. I enjoy learning about some of the antiques in your corner of the world. I’m in Columbus, GA USA, and don’t get to see most of what you write about. Thanks for all the information and great photos!
    Looking forward to your next post!

    • thanks shari! i mostly collect sydney or australian mid-century pottery but do stray into kitschy emphemera at times. thanks for the lovely compliment! edwina

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