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An image of Tea-pot with boiling billies and gumtree design by Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston

(Australia, England, France 29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963)

Title
Tea-pot with boiling billies and gumtree design
Other titles:
Teapot with boiling billies and gumtree design
Teapot with repeated boiling billies and gumtree design
Place of origin
England
Year
(circa 1917)
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
earthenware with slip and sgraffito decoration
Dimensions

14.4 cm height; 6.3 cm diameter (base)

Signature & date
Signed on base, incised "Macpherson". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mr W.G. Preston the artist's widower 1967
Accession number
C9.1967
Copyright
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

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

Exhibition history (4)

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: