Art Deco Vases

Newtone vasesStyling with art deco vases

From the sublime to the ridiculous [which is a phrase that I use more often than is considered necessary] – here is a selection of my partner’s Newtone art deco vases.

While I collect – and love- kitschy Australiana from the 40s to the 60s, my lovely partner has much more refined sensibilities and loves and collects Australian pottery from the 20s- 40s. Here is a small sample from her collection.

Newtone pottery was produced by Bakewells, in Erskineville- very close to where we now live. Bakewells started production in 1884 and like so many potteries, moved from making bricks and pipes to domestic wares in the early part of the twentieth century. By the 1920s, Newtone was manufacturing vases [‘exclusive ware’] and domestic ware [pudding bowls – ok, I admit it, I have a few…]

These vases showcase the green and brown colourings and art deco shapes and vase sizes. They look gorgeous amassed together. And look terrific holding flowers!

Monochrome pudding bowls [sold]

Monochrome Fowler pudding bowlsBakewells & Fowler Ware pudding bowls
made in Australia, c.1940s

This set is a monochrome collection of pudding bowls- in a creamy, off-white. Collecting in a single colour is quite dramatic, and these bowls look fantastic in a white or neutral toned kitchen. I was inspired by a friend who has about 15 off-white bowls sitting on the top of her kitchen cupboards- in that space below the ceiling.

The larger bowl is by Bakewells, which operated out of Bexley in Sydney. The three medium sized bowls are part of the Fowler Ware ‘Utility’ range – perhaps off-white wasn’t as glamorous as the coloured bowls [see post below] and could be used every day.

The beauty of the off-white bowl is that any fruit/food/kitchen implement stored in them looks fantastic. And as mentioned in the previous post- the bowls are still great for…cooking puddings!

For sale: $AUD80

Bakewells & Fowler Ware pudding bowls

Bakewells & Fowler Ware pudding bowls
made in Australia, c.1940s

This set is a monochrome collection of pudding bowls- in a creamy, off-white. Collecting in a single colour is quite dramatic, and these bowls look fantastic in a white or neutral toned kitchen. I was inspired by a friend who has about 15 off-white bowls sitting on the top of her kitchen cupboards- in that space below the ceiling.

The larger bowl is by Bakewells, which operated out of Bexley in Sydney. The three medium sized bowls are part of the Fowler Ware ‘Utility’ range – perhaps off-white wasn’t as glamorous as the coloured bowls [see post below] and could be used every day.

The beauty of the off-white bowl is that any fruit/food/kitchen implement stored in them looks fantastic. And as mentioned in the previous post- the bowls are still great for…cooking puddings!      For sale: $AUD80

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