Philippa James gumnut jug, blue with large leaves, c. 1930
Australian Pottery jug by Philippa James, student of Merric Boyd, with irregular ‘trunk’ body and branch handle supporting a large gumleaf, glazed in a mottled blue with yellowish highlights. Signed in full to the base, Circa 1930
Some original crazing to base
From TROVE archive: "Malvern Standard (Vic. : 1906 - 1931) Thursday 11 December 1930" The Gift House, 34 Glenferrie road, will satisfy even the most fastidious and exacting shopper. They have been established as a gift shop for years, not for this Xmas only, and the proprietors, McCurdie & Peel, have built up their reputation by the exceptional taste and quality displayed in their stock. With due consideration to the present economic conditions, they have obtained a wide range of novelties suitable for Xmas gifts and are offering these to the public at the lowest possible price. They are not the usual cheap nick-nacks, but something out of the common..... If you visit this shop, do not fail to inspect their wonderful display of Australian pottery, manufactured by the firms of Philippa James, of Surrey Hills, and Merrik ' Boyd, of Murrumbeena. It will con siderably increase your pride in your Country.
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