made in Sydney, Australia 1930-1940
Following from my last post, here are some more archetypal works from the Architect-turned-potter Nell McCredie.
Five pieces that evidence McCredie’s idiosyncratic matt white outer-glaze, with a cool green shiny inner glaze. The pieces are: [from back to front] – a gondola vase [with attached frog, as you’d expect]; a posey floating vase; two smaller ‘tulip’ vases and a pin dish [read ‘ashtray’ by a more acceptable name.]
Some of the pieces evidence internal crazing due to age…these pieces were all hand-made eighty years ago. As with all her work, McCredie’s pottery is hand signed on the base: ‘McCredie N.S.W.‘
These five pieces of Australian history are for sale: $AUD245
This fantastic vase, made by Hollywood in the 50s- has distinct deco styling but mid-century modernist colouring. Like many Australian vases made in the 50s it has a textured glaze exterior and a smooth glazed interior- a light grey outside and a deep yellow inside.
The light grey exterior is extremely complementary to a contemporary interior- the wall here is painted in Dulux ‘Whisper White’- an off-white colour featured in many homes.
The vase is signed ‘Hollywood V91’ [for vase #91.] Hollywood was a small post-war pottery factory in Sydney with a relatively small output- it’s quite rare to come across Hollywood vases now-a-days. The vase is in great condition and is for sale: $AUD90