5(Early Series) Wide shallow dish, inward-tapering sides, with animal decoration.
Does this shape appear in other series? No - (none recorded in image database).
Dimensions; diameter 20 cm, height to lip 4 cm.
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Of the few Remued pieces recorded with lizard decoration, most have the suffix 'Z' after their number but this piece is incised Remued 5B
Camberwell Antique Centre, Camberwell Vic.
Incised Remued 5B
5(Early Series) THREE SHAPES (?)
Two shapes are recorded with this number but there may have been a third shape too, earlier than them.
The numbering system was introduced in 1934. A number as low as 5 would have been allocated right at the start. The 'missing' shape (if it exists) is most likely PPP, discontinued during 1934. If you have an example we'd love to hear from you - contact us.
Animal decoration of the sort seen here is thought to date from 1935 or later. The animal modelling is attributed to John Castle-Harris who is believed to have been at Premier during 1935 - no earlier.
The number incised on the 'plump pot' below seems anomalous. Other examples of this shape are numbered 402/3, much later in the Early Series, and its glaze also points to it being later.
Collection; Berice Robb
Incised Remued 5 (no 'B')
It is not clear whether 5 is simply a re-allocation of an Early Series number that had become disused, or is part of a separate little 'Animal' numbering series. It is one of a series of animal-decorated shapes that all feature a wide flaring foot and become narrower upwards. Others are Early Series 4 ; 7 ; 9 ; 13
5(Early Series) Plump pot, wavy rim, dimpled, no flare.
It also appears again later in the Early Series as 402/3.
Height; 7 cm.
This is the only recorded example to date. The number 5 seems anomalous. The usual Early Series number for this shape is 402/3.
The explanation for such anomalous numbering is unknown. It may be significant that the same situation is seen with the immediately preceding number ie Early Series 4. A vase numbered 4 is recorded with a shape otherwise numbered 401/3.
Collection; Kay Clarke
Base incised 5. The number is clear and unmistakable.