Learn about Lithgow Pottery

Lithgow Pottery was established in 1876 after mining became an important industry in the area on completion of the rail link in 1869. Using the coal resources available, a business was established manufucturing bricks and pipes in in the early 1970s and a pottery in 1876. The range of pottery produced in the later years of the business included teapots, Toby jugs, cheese covers, bread trays and other utilitarian items. At the same time the brickworks were producing tiles pipes and chimney pots, and of course bricks. The business closed in 1896 as a result of the 1890s depression, and dumping of cheaper lines from overseas. As the pottery was only in operation for 20 years the quantity of pottery coming onto the market from this source is limited.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

A Lithgow Valley pottery demijohn, signed Lvp impressed. Height 22.5 cm

A Lithgow Valley pottery large bowl, signed Lvp impressed. Diameter 37.5 cm

A Lithgow Valley pottery vase, signed LVP impressed. Height 15.5 cm

Australian Lithgow pottery daily bread dish, approx 35 cm x 24 cm

A ceramic 'spud bottle' attributed to Lithgow Pottery, NSW, late 19th/20th century, 16 cm high. Note: for a similar example see Ian Evans, The Lithgow Pottery, page 35, illustrated, Mona Brand, Australiana, page 34

Australian pottery jug attributed to Lithgow, refer Juliana and Toby Hooper 'A Guide to Collecting Australiana' (photographed front sleeves)

Graduated pair Lithgow pottery jelly moulds. Brown glaze. Stamped to base. Rim chips to smaller. Height 8 cm. & 11 cm

Ceramic miniature skull together with Australian frogs, kiwi on pearl & a Lithgow stopper

A rare Australian Lithgow pottery jelly mould 15.2 cm wide

Lithgow pottery inverted fountain bottle. Cream earthenware bottle, rockingham glaze, coggle wheel pattern to body and base, impressed 3 (three quarts) c.1890. For example see 'Lithgow Pottery' by Ian Evans, pg. 99. Height 26 cm

Lithgow Pottery, a 'Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread', glazed earthenware oval two-handled bowl 36 cm wide

Lithgow Pottery, two 'Give US This Day Our Daily Bread' twin handled bowls of oval form, glazed earthenware, 29.5 cm and 24.5 cm wide

Rare antique Lithgow 'Give Us This day Our Daily bread' plate

Australian Pottery squat vase, green glazed and coggle decoration reminiscent of Lithgow. Height 15 cm

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