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.
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
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
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