A little collection of lovely 60s pottery- but with no maker’s marks or other means of identification. All in great condition – and identified as being 60s pottery due to the styling, pastel colourings and – spots. Nothing says the 60s like spots!
This collection came from a lovely old lady’s home- she could recollect buying the pieces in the 60s but not from whom or where she bought them. She had had them on display but was selling them to make room for some nice new pieces- contemporary pieces- from the 80s. That’s how long ago it was- but even now I can remember my heart sinking thinking how horrible it was swapping the 60s for the 80s. Only twenty years difference- but yowza!- light years away in terms of design. The 80s was the era that design forgot.
Now my 60s collection is burgeoning to over-full and I must reluctantly part with some of it. Not to buy contemporary pieces, like the lovely old lady- but to display and enjoy the small part of the collection that I can fit in my tiny inner-city house.
This collection- five 60s pieces in good condition- is for sale: $AUD75
Johnson Sovereign ‘Rose’ pottery
made in Queensland, Australia 1957
This set comprises two plates- they are that rounded–square shape so beloved of the 50s, and a jug. The jug is inscribed with 1 ½ pt to its base- an indication of its holding capacity.
I have waxed lyrical already about my love of 50s kitsch- but this set really has it all for me- botanical theme [tick] stylized and over-coloured roses [tick] thin gilt line to the jug handle and rim to suggest glamour [tick.]
A whole dinner set of this stuff could be somewhat overpowering- I think it would be nice to mix these plates with plain 50s coloured plates – picking up the rosey colours and the square-roundy shape perhaps.
This set is in tip-top condition. For sale: $AUD65