Learn about Sylvac

The SylvaC name was first used by pottery company Shaw & Copestake in the 1930s, although the factory had been in operation since the late 1890s. Tableware, animal figures and ornaments were all part of the output, along with moulded and matt glazed earthenware vases and novelties. Inexpensive and mass-produced in quantity, SylvaC has become quite popular; items showing a high quality, detailed moulding, plus animal figures and jugs featuring moulded animal handles are all collectable. Wall pockets decorated with fairies and elves are also sought after. The most popular and valuable are the larger stylised figurines with unusual matt glazes, such as the koala and the sea monster cruet. Production ceased in 1982, but reproductions continued to be made after this date.

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Vintage Australian Sylvac wall pocket vase decorated with a blue budgerigar, 22 cm high approx

Two Sylvac animals comprising of a sitting duck and dog (hairline to leg)

Four Woods figured jugs, two SylvaC jugs and two others. Approx 17 cm high& shorter (8)

SylvaC imp and rabbit vase, approx 9 cm high, 19 cm diameter

Sylvac horse figure, German bird figure & German Shepherd figure, approx 15 cm high and shorter (3)

SylvaC yellow Squirrel vase. Acorn shape with squirrel form handle. Height 22 cm

SylvaC blue monkey vase. Coconut shape with monkey form handle. Height 28 cm

Green matt glazed figure of Fox playing football, marked Sylvac.

Green matt glazed figure of Kangaroo playing Cricket, marked SYLVAC

Collection Sylvac: squirrel ashtray, blue shoe, green dish & squirrel dish