Clay and Commerce

One lucky customer who shopped at Western Stores, Bathurst was the recipient of this teapot and these jugs, probably given to them by the manager as a show of goodwill for the customer’s support. These may not have been the prettiest pieces of earthenware displayed on that customer’s kitchen dresser, but they were a reminder […]

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Fit For a King

Close up of Elegant silver jug with pointed spout and slender handle which stretches upwards

The tables of wealthy colonists in Australia benefited greatly from the immigration of Danish and German silversmiths in the 1850s. Immigration programs to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, coupled with discoveries of gold, lured many young men to the colonies after they had completed their apprenticeships. Joachim Wendt was one of them, alongside Christian Qwist, Julius […]

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