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
70s Wasco Crayons
70s bubble flip-down calendar
70s Tupperware picnic salt and pepper shakers
The older I get, the more the 70s appeal to me. Sure, I lived through the seventies [I was a veritable babe-in-arms] …and thought at the time I never wanted to go back there. Still – in hindsight – there were some pretty funky / good things that came out of the 70s.
I like this grouping of random 70s objects a lot. I was going to sell this little collection, but my photographer [not known –until this point- for his admiration for said 70s] decided he would have to have them.
It just goes to show that Generation Y DOES have a keen design sense – and also- how fun are those flip-down calendars?