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Theodora COWAN

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1868 – 1949


  • 1889 to Florence, Italy 1895 returned to Australia 1900 to England 1913 returned to Australia


A pair of bookends 1933 Description: Rectangular base, with a koala, its cub riding on its back clinging to a tree stump, a kookaburra sitting in a tree above

Collection Title: A pair of bookends
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: ceramics, earthenware, earthenware

Primary Insc: incised on back of (a) 'Koala Pottery/T Cowan. 1933
Dimensions: .a 18.0 h x 17.0 w x 10.5 d cm .b 18.2 h x 18.0 w x 12.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.2128.A-B