My Australian pottery collection grows with what I like at the time and then later I sell on and buy something else that catches my eye.
Australian pottery history: Original Nell Holden Banksia Man jug made soley because her cousin was May Gibbs [author of Gumnut Babies] stories .
May asked Nell if she could do a Banksia man to go with her Gumnut babies stories, c early 1930s. handbuilt not molded.
NELL HOLDEN Banksia man jug 10cm tall.
The ones that were produced through the war years were taller by 2cm and were made from a mold made before WWII.
More People's Potteries by Dorothy Johnston - Companion book introducing more pottery operations in Sydney Australia post - Australian Pottery Reference Books including pottery identification marks - Post Potteries of Sydney Australia