Historical information

The Maxwell & Williams Designer Homewares brand first entered the marker in 1996. The company was founded by Max Grundmann whose parents Harry and Anna Grundmann were Holocaust survivors who migrated to Australia in 1961. Harry Grundmann started his own homewares business H.A.G. from a Brighton garage. In 1978, Max took over the business and was later joined by Bill Ryan, a retailer. The name "Maxwell and Williams" did not evolve until 1996. Their collections are now sold in more than 500 retail outlets across Australia and some 50 markets around the world.


This item is of significance as an early item produced by a major Australian Homeware company in the mid 1990s.

Physical description

Maxwell & Williams Designer Homewares glass bottle with lightning closure. The Maxwell and Williams Designer Homewares Logo is imprinted on the side of the bottle.

Inscriptions & markings

On side of the bottle beside a black and red lion "MAXWELL/& WILLIAMS/DESIGNER HOMEWARES"