Eric Juckert

Australian Ceramic Artist

Eric Juckert (1918-2004 ) started potting with Una Deerbon at her studio in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1936, then set up his own business at his parent’s home in Balaclava, making a range of pottery sold by Myers and David Jones under the name Jacqueline. In 1949, he moved to nearby Caulfield and, in 1954, to Riddell, near Gisborne, north of Melbourne. He went to England for a time, then in 1959 set up a studio on Phillip Island south of Melbourne and continued working there until 1992. These dates are from the Rameking and differ from the dates in Geoff Ford’s Encyclopedia of Australian Potters’ Marks. Works are incised ‘Juckert’ or ‘Eric Juckert’.


Expressions by Royal Doulton

Springdale 10 3/4″ Dinner Plate by Royal Doulton 1996: Red and Blue Flowers, Red Butterflies, Blue edge.
Florentina 10 3/4″Dinner Plate by Royal Doulton 1991: Red and Blue Flowers, Blue Butterflies, Green edge.

Royal Crown Derby

Fluted Vintage Bone China Cup and Saucer

Surrey White and also decorated with slightly different floral sprays and trimmed in gold.

Decorated with slightly different floral sprays and trimmed in gold.

Blue and White Pheasant Pattern

Backstamp used between 1940 and 1952.

Royal Crown Derby. Registered Design No. 839892 (1942).
Cup height 6.5 cm; diameter 8.5 cm

Antique Royal Crown Derby Breakfast Teacup, Saucer, Teaplate

Pattern number 3145 and Rgd. No 116892 for 1889.

Transfer printed floral design with bows and swags. Twisted handle detail with gilding. Slightly Scalloped rims with gilded edge to all pieces. Royal crown derby backstamps to all pieces with pattern number 3145 and Rgd. No 116892 for 1889. Teacup 3.75”/95mm diameter, Saucer 6.25”/160mm diameter, Side Plate 8.75”/220mm diameter.

Harbridge Crystal

Harbridge Crystal Compote Art Deco style circa 1934
Vintage compote with facet pattern measures 8.8cm by 10.5cm and holds approx. 250mls. Acid etch on base Harbridge England.

Harbridge Crystal Glass Company was founded in 1928. The name is a contraction of the surnames of the two founders, Mr S. T. Harvey & Mr A. C. Bridgens, to make HARBRIDGE. Harvey was the visible face of the company and it is not known what role Bridgens held apart from being a director.

Harbridge had their own furnaces; within a year they had 16 cutters and by the end of 1930 they had grown considerably. The main driver for this expansion was the appointment of an Australian agent. Agencies followed in many Commonwealth countries and it was not long before more than 50% of their glass was exported and this percentage increased over the following years.

Harbridge had a good business supplying department stores where their name was not used. Their designs covered the full range of vases, bowls, jugs, decanters & stemware.


Stuart crystal designed by Ludwig Kny

At the end of the First World War the celebrated Bohemian engraver Ludwig Kny (1869-1937) became chief designer at Stuart and Sons Ltd. and worked closely with Robert Stuart designing new cut patterns which became the main production of the factory.

The cutting was made brilliant by the introduction of acid polishing and this had an important effect on the type of patterns produced.

The most important events to affect British cut glass of the pre-war era were the exhibition “Modern Art for the Table” held at Harrods in 1934 followed by “Art in Industry” held at the Royal Academy, in 1935. The Harrods Exhibition saw a group of artists invited to submit designs to be produced both in ceramic and in glass. The glass was to be made by Stuart & Sons and artists included Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight, Eric Ravilious, Gordon Forsyth, Ernest and Dod Procter as well as Stuart’s Chief Designer, Ludwig Kny. Whilst the designs were critically acclaimed the buyers were less enthusiastic, preferring the traditional designs that were tried and tested, and apparently sold well. The influence of these works is undeniable.

Robert Gordon

More than sixty years of heritage and three generations of potters.

A love of pottery has been handed down from June Dyson to Robert and his four children. The family has been immersed in the world of ceramics for over sixty years. This is a story unlike any other pottery in Australia.

Fluted Pie Dish

Meat pies, apple pies, lemon meringue pies, you’ll be keen to cook them all – just make sure you have a few friends to help you eat them!

Octagonal platter with bowl, white and yellow with gum leaves.

stamp on base

“Orchard Blossum” vase

Robert Gordon remains a family-owned, Australian business, dedicated to hiring locals who produce hand-finished ceramic products.