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jug, character

Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Other titles
    • The Wahine
    • toby jug
  • Description
    jug, character depicting a head of a maori with red scarf around neck, wearing a tiki, smoking a pipe, handle is depiction of a patu

    ‘The Wahine’

    designed by Cameron (Cam) Brown Snr (born Wingatui, 1922 - died Auckland, 2002) and Dorothy Brown (born England, 1925 – died Auckland, 1994)
    manufactured by Sherwood Pottery (later Titian Studio), (established circa 1948 - closed circa 1971)
    Henderson, New Zealand, circa 1957 – (before 1960) 1965

    slip-cast earthenware, hand-painted and decorated
    height 125 x width 145 x depth 95 mm

    "A photograph of a woman with a moko in the Auckland Herald or Auckland Star Newspaper inspired the Wahine character jugs and plate. Cameron made the first fifty at Waitakere in 1953. Their crimson scarves became streaky because the colour had burned out during firing. The next batch, made at Henderson, had a second low-firing of onglaze red for the scarf."

    Mary Morrison, ex Titian show label
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  • Other Number
    K5202, 1987.56
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