McCredie NSW early Australian pottery found again so soon

McCredie NSW early Australian pottery found again so soon

I love early Australian pottery and I love surprises so I keep looking for the next bargain.

Last year I was op-shopping in the Wollongong area and picked up an ikebana vase because I liked the shape and color.  The piece was very dirty and had some sticky black stuff in it. It had a signature on the bottom that I did not recognise.  It looked like a hand made one off piece hand signed by the potter but the shape and glaze were beautiful and something told me it was not done by a ‘nobody’.

McCredie NSW ikebana vase

McCredie NSW ikebana vase

McCredie NSW back stamp

McCredie NSW back stamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had my first piece of Nell McCredie pottery, and I had only paid $3 for it.

And then today, what did I find when browsing shops in the Southern Highlands, but another piece of Nell McCredie pottery, this time a bowl and for only $8.

McCredie NSW Bowl

McCredie NSW Bowl

McCredie NSW Scalloped Bowl

McCredie NSW Scalloped Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to my ‘Australian Domestic Pottery – A Collector’s Guide’ by William & Dorothy Hall, Kangaroo Press 1992, “Nell McCredie , together with her brother Bob, opened a commercial pottery at Epping in the early 1930s.  Nell was also a well known studio potter.  The pottery produced mainly small pieces such as milk jugs, sugar bowls and jars. The pot were plainly decorated, frequently using a green glaze.”

For more about Nellie McCredie (1903-1968) go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_McCredie

Happy Bargain Hunting and Collecting

 

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