|Two pieces of Pates pottery|
|Two pieces of Bakewell Brothers pottery|
The first piece is a vase which I believe is from Pates Potteries. At least that is what I bought it as.
|Pates Potteries vase (18cm high)|
Not sure how much I really like the colours on this vase. Not as pretty as some of the glazes used on Diana ware and some Bakewells pottery. This vase would probably date from the 1950s.
|Impressed 'P' mark (Pates Potteries?)|
This vase doesn't have the full Pates backstamp but does have an impressed letter 'P' on the base. The stall holder had the vase labeled as being from Pates pottery because of this mark. I haven't been able to confirm this yet so I will just accept that this is a Pates vase until someone shows me otherwise. Another stall holder also had a piece of pottery for sale with the same mark but he didn't know who made it.
The next piece is a bowl, also from Pates Potteries. This one is fully marked.
|Pates Potteries bowl (28 x 14cm)|
I believe this bowl is not as old as the vases in this post and probably dates from the 1960s or even the 1970s.
|Pates Potteries backstamp|
The following link sheds a little more light on the history of Pates Potteries.
The last pieces are two small vases from Bakewell Brothers Pottery.
|Bakewell Pottery vases (9 and 9.5cm high)|
The firm Bakewell Brothers was actually founded in 1884 and began by making bricks, pipes and basic kitchen ware. Like many other Australian potteries, they produced a lot of art ware during the interwar years. Bakewells closed its doors in 1955.
|Bakewell Pottery backstamp|
Hopefully, the following link will shed a little more light on the history of Bakewell Brothers Pottery.
|Group photo of Pates, Bakewells and Diana pottery|
(They sort of look OK together, don't you think)
If anyone has any further information about any of these pieces of pottery, please feel free to leave a comment. I would especially like to hear from anyone who knows something about the impressed 'P' mark.