Historical information

This bowl was used in the home of Mrs. Laura Sommer nee Costa grandmother of one of the life members of Wodonga & District Historical Society who donated this item to our collection. It is representative of decorative household items in the early to mid 20th century.


This item is an outstanding example of popular decorative household items from the 19th and early 20th century.

Physical description

A large ceramic decorative bowl featuring rural images. The primary colours of the bowl is a deep blue with gilt edges and markings. It features 2 rural scenes showing men with horses and a cart. The top edge is slightly contoured. There is a maker's mark underneath the bowl.

Inscriptions & markings

Maker's map on base: A small flower within and larger flower shape with "MADE IN ENGLAND" written around it.