|The waratah vase measures 15.5cm high and 10cm in diameter|
The vase is a real piece of Australiana with its nicely worked waratah flower design. I have seen a number of different Australian designs on this exact same shape and size vase. Very happy to have this as my first item in my Australian Pokerwork collection.
Uh Oh! Does this mean I have started a new collection? Maybe I'll be satisfied with just three pieces (and pigs might fly as well!). At least Karen likes these pieces as well.
|Love the rich colour|
The comport (or at least that was what the dealer said it was) doesn't have a specific Australian design on it but does have a lovely deep brown colour (actually a lot deeper than shown in the photos). Also, the decoration is not as high a standard as that on the vase but still very pleasing in a naive sort of folk art way.
|The comport measures 24.5cm across and 13cm high.|
|Looks like a crack in the edge but is only a part of deep engraving|
|I like the line decoration on the edge|
The cutting board has an even more naive design but lovely rich colours. It must have taken someone quite some time to do all the stippled decoration around the bunches of cherries (if that's what they are).
|The cutting board measures 25cm across|
|I like the way the centre of the board comes out for cleaning and also to protect the decorative work|
Alan Carter has an interesting article about pokerwork on his ABC Treasure Hunt website.