M1169N From Post WWII South East Asia, a hand carved group of Elephants, crossing a bridge. (L: 480mm, H: 150mm). Available for Sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $45.00. Note: Many of these hand carved Elephant groups came to Australia via Service folk posted to Malaya during ‘The Emergency”. Australians had not been exposed to either domestic Elephants or Elephants in the wild. There is nothing more awesome than the experience of coming across a heard of wild Asian Elephants as they silently walk through the jungles in the rugged mountainous areas of Northern Malaysia.
M1139N Around the mid Nineteenth Century Minton’s displayed their version of Majolica glaze Earthenware at the Great Exhibitions. Tin glaze Majolica wares had been produced in Italy and Spain for centuries, but Minton’s were able to capture the imagination of the English with their Majolica Earthenware, fired at a high temperature and glazed with rich colours. It was also in textured embossed form. It was hand painted and much more luxurious than the transfer decorated ceramics of the time and much more expensive. This Majolica glaze jug, in the form of a Corn Cobb is an example from the period. It is available for Sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $85.00.
Please Note: It has a minor stress crack to the base and originally would have had a pewter or silver plate lid.
M1138N From childhood Beatrix Potter was able to withdraw in her mind to a world of charm and magical tales, where in the end there was a feeling of love and justice, at least amongst the field mice that adorned her world. Perhaps it was to create a protective cocoon from the wishes of her dominating mother. Whatever it was she never allowed her talents for both drawing or writing children’s stories to be extinguished. An early environmentalist or just a sentimental lover of the English Rural countryside, she worked to maintain ‘rural beauty’. Her work is still bringing great joy to children & adults across the world. Doulton’s using the Royal Albert trademark produced a charming series of Beatrix Potter storybook figurines. This is Mrs Tiggy Winkle, issued in 1996 and 1997. It was designed by Amanda Hughes-Lübeck. It is 119mm in Height and is available for Sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $110.00.
M1131N The WWII period and thee aftermath saw folk in England and The Empire longing for the glory of the Victorian era. Inspired by the Victorian period porcelain decorators from a number of potteries turned to the memories of ladies in Crinoline dresses, flared with hoops. Many versions of the “Crinoline Lady” were marketed. Much more refined than the original Crinoline lady dolls of earlier times. This is a 1940s Empire Porcelain Company version of the Crinoline Lady in the form of an entree dish (L: 230mm). It was designed to have multiple appeal, note the dish is in the form of a clover, with hearts and appeal to Victorian nostalgia. It is available for Sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $22.00.
M1102N We would love to know the story behind this Victorian metal Bound Trunk (310mm x 460mm x H: 440mm), which is in excellent order. The folk who brought it to us announced it as “The Priests Box”. We imagined that it may have been full of the implements that priests carried wit them on visits to their remote ‘outback’ flock, but alas it was just a very well cared for trunk that had been in the care of the family for as long as they could remember. They were folk who had owned hotels in Australian country towns in outback Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria for the past 60 years and had now retired. They speculated that it must have been left behind in one of the hotels by a priest “in the early days”. It does have a plaque indicating that it was owned by a Rev. J. Clark. It is a fine historic piece. It is available for Sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $175.00. Note: Thanks to the research by one of our followers we have been able to establish that Rev, Clark was a very important leader of the Presbyterian Church in Australia. The trunk dates from around 1885 or a little earlier.
M1096N The 1960s and 1970s were exhilarating years. Years of social change and challenge. The not so welcome Vietnam War heralded a massive social reaction against ‘the establishment’. For many folk the answer was a move to the country, to establish Cottage industries. Potting, Weaving, spinning, clean air. The words sustainable living had not quite reached the collective consciousness. For most folk it was a dream, but many Spinning Wheels were made. This one (L: 730mm, H: 830mm), still in working order, is a remnant of those dreams. It is available for Sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $135.00.
M1094N & M1095N Used to secure hats on women’s heads, hat pins have a fascinating history as the weapon of choice for the liberated woman about town wanting to protect herself from unwanted advances. This collection of short and long hat pins includes a range of ends, from bakelite to military buttons and faux pearls and span the 1920s to the 1950s. They include a number of ‘sweetheart’ hat pins, made by soldering a military button to a pin as a memento of your man at war as well as more delicate, ornate hat pins designed to smarten up a plain cloche hat. The shorter pins are $22 each, the longer $25 each. Available at Newlyn Antiques and Cottage Garden Nursery. #hatpins#sweethearts#1940s#newlynantiques#visitnewlyn#visitballarat#visitcreswick#visitdaylesford