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Fowler Pottery, Camperdown, 1865 [picture] / John Rider Roberts
Bib ID 5753942
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Roberts, J. R., active 1853?-1857
 
Online Versions
Description 1865 
1 painting : watercolour ; image 25 x 42.6 cm., on sheet 27.4 x 44.8 cm. 
Summary

"The business is depicted as thriving in the watercolour, with workers in the midst of carrying out their daily task, fire bricks, tiles, chimney pots and an array of pottery items shown in all stages of production; and smoke from the kiln billowing above."--Information from acquisitions documentation.

Biography/History

"The Fowler pottery business produced ginger bear bottles, jars and clay pipes at Parramatta Street. In 1848 the pottery business moved to Glebe and in the 1850s relocated to a five acre site at the corner of Parramatta Road and Australia Street, Camperdown."--Information from reference source.

Notes

Title from from acquisitions documentation, see file NLA11/2659

Inscriptions: "John R. Roberts 1865"--Lower right.

Condition: Tears and yellowing.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138089940

Source of Acquisition Purchased 2011. 
Subjects Ceramics factories -- New South Wales -- Camperdown -- Pictorial works.  |  Pottery industry -- New South Wales -- Camperdown -- Pictorial works.  |  Pottery -- New South Wales -- Camperdown -- Pictorial works.  |  Camperdown (N.S.W.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.

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