Does this shape appear in other series? No, not in any other numbering series,
but there does appear to have been a Remued version decades earlier - see below.
There is no sketch in the shape book, just the word 'KOOKA'.
Height; 15 cm.
Collection; Anthony Armstrong
Base incised A113
The 'A' Series is recorded in shape book 'A', starting at the back page (the front of the book being occupied by the Remued Later Series). Numbers run from A1 to A126. After a gap, however, numbers A101 to A122 are repeated with different shapes. Both versions are shown here.
A113('A' Series / Kerryl) Cactus pot
No example is recorded.
Does this shape appear in other series? No - (none recorded).
Height; from shape book, about 15 cm.
Shape book 'A' (back)
Base unmarked, maker unknown. Slip cast.
Hand-incised near the base AUSTRALIA.
Height; 16 cm.
Kerryl's A113 kookaburra vase may be be a slip-cast replica of the souvenir ware of unknown origin, above right - or vice-versa.
The ultimate original for both, however, was clearly the hand-modelled piece pictured left. Its origin is uncertain although it has been attributed to John Castle-Harris, and is signed Remued so it was made at Premier Pottery not Kerryl and probably pre-dates Kerryl by 25 years or so. It is a jug - ie it has a handle - but otherwise is essentially identical to those above. How it came to be used as the basis for these souvenir pieces is a mystery. Perhaps the original remained always in the possession of Allan James and was used by him years later to make the Kerryl version.