Excellence of Ware: Bendigo Pottery Majolica 1879 -1911
Bendigo Pottery is one of Australia’s best known potteries and the oldest working pottery in the country. Majolica wares of the finest quality, popular in Western Europe in the late 19th century, were produced by Bendigo Pottery for which it regularly won international medals and certificates. The nature of majolica means that no two pieces are the same, due to the intermingling of colours and the individual hand painting of glazes. Even though the pattern may be repeated, individual colouration of each piece is unique.
This 80 page full colour publication features a range of majolica wares produced between 1879 and 1911 and includes stunning photographs of the works from both public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria.