Well, I have thought about it, and funnily enough, the two items I would take with me are sitting right next to the front door.
|My Gunda vase, signed Gunda 12|
These pics are from Craft Victoria pagefor Gunda. His work was a bit of an enigma until recently. He was a Latvian ...who came to Australia in the 50's and was influenced by European, rather that Australian designs. I love his early modernist designs, and would love to collect the black and yellow pieces.
|My other treasured possession, Jedda bowl, signed Jedda Australia, 36|
I got it on one of my trips back to Adelaide in a little town in the Barossa. It was one of the best antique shops my sister and I had ever been to. We got a massive haul. When I returned to Adelaide six months later, I had forgotten its name and location, so for ever more that town is called Brigadoon to us.
The brand Jedda was a pottery manufacturer that set up manufacturing in 1955, to cash in on Australia's first colour movie Jedda. They are identified by their faux aboriginal motifs and were popular in homewares and tourist items. I think my little bowl looks more African than Australian Aboriginal but I still love the colours.
|Jedda ramekins at Rameking|
I am playing with Vintage Thingy Thursday