Tea-pot with boiling billies and gumtree design
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
Teapot with boiling billies and gumtree design
Teapot with repeated boiling billies and gumtree design
Place where the work was made
earthenware with slip and sgraffito decoration
14.4 cm height; 6.3 cm diameter (base)
Signature & date
Signed on base, incised "Macpherson". Not dated.
Gift of Mr W.G. Preston the artist's widower 1967
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968
Project 24 - Cicadas and Gumnuts: The Society of Arts and Crafts 1906-1935 (1978), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Apr 1978–07 May 1978
Flora and Fauna - Australian Decorative Art from the Gallery's Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1998–20 Jun 1998
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Referenced in 4 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 94. cat.no. C.2
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'The decorative vision 1912-1919', pg. 35-60, Sydney, 2005, 58 (colour illus.).
Deborah Edwards and Alisa de Torres, Australian decorative arts, Sydney, 1991, cover (colour illus.), 13. cat.no. 51. This object appears on the back cover of this publiciation.
Jackie Menzies, Project 24: Cicadas and gumnuts - the Society of Arts and Crafts 1906-1935, Sydney, 1978. cat.no. 95; titled "Teapot with repeated boiling billies and gumtree design"; Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales