Many images appearing throughout this website were sourced from Hurnall's Antiques & Decorative Arts. This page shows some additional pieces from the collection. Most pieces on this page are un-numbered and hence don't lend themselves to cataloguing as readily as do shapes with known numbers. They include rare early items and unique 'one-offs'. Some are early precursors to shapes that subsequently became numbered and standardised but which here display a degree of decorative variety and experimentation not seen in later years.
Height; 42 cm - amongst the very tallest Remued pieces. Unglazed.
Base incised Castle-Harris 1937 Alan James . The inscription raises some intriguing questions -
* The handwriting is that of Allan James. According to his son Kerry, his name was spelt Allan ie with two 'l's (the spelling adopted throughout this website) but on this piece - and at least one other - he signed with a single 'l'.
* The 1937 date is unexpected. John Castle-Harris, who modelled the creature, is believed to have been in Melbourne in 1935, not 1937, so either that belief is incorrect, or when Allan James made this piece in 1937 he applied a figure modelled two years earlier.
Either way, based on the handwriting the Castle-Harris attribution appears to have been incised by Allan James.