MCP peony vase # 256
made in Sydney, Australia c.1950s
MCP [Modern Ceramic Products] started production in the 1940s, in Redfern, Sydney. The simple geometric forms of the vases have a very modernist styling – and each vase has a highly textured exterior finish in white which contrasts with the smooth internal glaze. This two-toned aesthetic meant each vase could be made in a range of iterations- albeit along the 50s spectrum of baby blue, pastel pink and pastel yellow.
This fabulous vase is in the white texture /pastel pink combination. I have added some flowers to show how it works- it would also look great with four different flower selections in each of the quadrants. You might like to see my original MCP collection…review it in the SOLD tab above…for other examples of this beautiful pottery.
I do love Sydney pottery of the 50s and 60s and find it very hard to part with them. Modernism in pottery is becoming increasingly hard to find…but needs must.
The vase is in excellent condition and is or sale: $AUD85
Continuing my love affair with crimson/green Pates vases [see post below, and a few more below that…] here is a fantastic handled ‘urn’ vase, a novelty ‘fish’ vase and a simpler ‘day’ vase.
Vases are a fantastic thing to collect since they look great massed together as sculptural objects, and then when needs must- they perform a great function of holding flowers. I find I always have just the right vase to hand to display both Australian native and exotic flowers.
All the vases are in excellent condition- and you’ll note the larger vase has its original Pates sticker- which of course makes it much more valuable. This set of vases is for sale: $AUD125