Gempo pottery – like much of the 70s- is having a resurgence at the moment. Gempo pottery was made in Japan between1962 – and 1974 for the export market.
The koala [and her joey] – have the large-faced form that marks all Gempo pottery. It is also particular to the 70s era with the stylised features, and the stoneware pottery glazed in rustic creams and browns.
I’m not sure how many animals Gempo stylised on their mugs, but currently in my collection I have a spotted hippo, giraffe and elephant. Oh, and a leo-the-lion moneybox!
Gempo Pottery made in Japan, 1972-1974 A Gempo collection : [from l to r] Leo the Lion money box, Elephant & Pig salt and pepper shakers and family-of-five egg cups. All feature the abstract, large –faced form that marks all Gempo pottery. They are also particular to the 70s; with stylised features, and the stoneware pottery glazed in rustic earth tones. Gempo is very collectible at the moment- as is anything from the 70s, and all Gempo pieces are in excellent condition [as new.] The Gempo family is for sale: $AUD130
Here are two egg cups made by Gempo Pottery in the early 70s. The egg cups feature the abstract, large –faced form that marks all Gempo pottery. They are also particular to their period; with stylised features, and the stoneware pottery glazed in rustic creams and browns.
Since taking the image for this post, I’ve found another set of egg cups: this time it’s a boy and a girl. Collect the whole family! Avid readers will remember the Leo-the-lion Gempo moneybox posted previously.
This set of eggcups is for sale: $AUD40- but let me know if you’d like to discuss the boy & girl eggcup set also.