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McHugh Pottery Posy Vase

Take a look at the images of this magical Posy vase that Graham Mulligan of Clockwise in Launceston has just sent me. I have just put it up in my McHugh fact file and it becomes my 121st McHugh shape. For the full story just follow the More tab...

 Australian Pottery Posy Vase

This is a very RARE shape for McHugh; this is the first one I have seen that is manufactured by McHugh. Graham has a fetish for Tasmanian Pottery and he assures me that in 10 years he has only ever seen one other example by McHugh in this shape and he believes this may be the same piece.

McHugh Posy Vase 

Of course this shape was made by other companies, John Campbell made a shape like this of which I have seen two variations. I have heard stories that McHugh and Campbell would share staff if one of the companies was busy when the other was slow, maybe this is an example of a Campbell staff member making a Campbell shape while he was helping out at McHugh.  I guess we will never really know.I have show these examples below -both are clearly marked to the base.

John Campbel Posy Vasel

John Campbell Australian Pottery Posy Vase

 Also Carlton Ware used a shape similar to this from the 1930’s through to the late 1950’s. The example I show here is from “The Parnell Collection”. It is in the Devils Copse pattern on a mat turquoise ground. This is a very sought after pattern and this is a RARE colour-way. For Carlton Ware collectors this would be a HOT piece.  

Carlton Ware Devils Copse Posy Vase

Carltonware Devils Copse Posy Vase 

 

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+1 #6 RE: Rare McHugh Pottery Posy Vase found in LaucestonBruce of Nicholnack 2010-07-03 02:00
Quoting Robert:
Bruce; I\'ve noticed that McHugh put out some of their vases in graduating sizes. What range of sizes do the various McHugh shapes come in? Thanks

Great question - see the blog article I have just posted nicholnack.com.au/australian-pottery/mchugh-pottery-shape-size-veriations.html
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+2 #5 Sizes of McHugh vasesRobert 2010-07-02 10:08
Bruce; I\'ve noticed that McHugh put out some of their vases in graduating sizes. What range of sizes do the various McHugh shapes come in? Thanks
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+1 #4 Re: Royal WintonBruce of Nicholnack 2010-06-29 00:01
Now there's a challenge Robert, or is it a rabid collectors curse. I have it in my mind to build a range of fact files regarding Royal Winton - I just need to be invited to photograph the right collection. I would love to photograph a really large chintz collection. Quoting Robert:
I don't have enough cupboard space to go too crazy Bruce. McHugh pottery is my main iterest though i have put together a half decent collection of the Royal Winton Rosebud pattern in the yellow colourway. You'll need to put together a fact file on the Winton as well so as i can see what pieces i'm missing out on
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+2 #3 RE: Rare McHugh Pottery Posy Vase found in LaucestonRobert 2010-06-28 23:39
I don't have enough cupboard space to go too crazy Bruce. McHugh pottery is my main iterest though i have put together a half decent collection of the Royal Winton Rosebud pattern in the yellow colourway. You'll need to put together a fact file on the Winton as well so as i can see what pieces i'm missing out on
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+1 #2 McHugh PosyBruce of Nicholnack 2010-06-28 03:39
Great hear from you Robert; there are a lot of you McHugh Collecters out there. You are not tempted by the Carlton Ware by chance, or would that be sacrilege. Quoting Robert:
The green McHugh posy is a real beauty Bruce, i've been collecting McHugh pottery for a while now and haven't come across another. the condition looks great
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+2 #1 McHugh posyRobert 2010-06-28 03:06
The green McHugh posy is a real beauty Bruce, i've been collecting McHugh pottery for a while now and haven't come across another. the condition looks great
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