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86/654 Plates (set of six), porcelain, Banjo Paterson designs by Bill Leak, Westminster Fine China, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1984-1985

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Object statement
Plates (set of six), porcelain, Banjo Paterson designs by Bill Leak, Westminster Fine China, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1984-1985
Verse on plates taken from Banjo Paterson's verse.

Signature collection of six plates forming a limited edition, number 4 of only 5000 sets produced worldwide. The collection was originally commissioned by The Moliver Collection from original paintings by Australian artist Bill Leak and verse by Banjo Paterson and produced by Westminster Fine China.

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Description
Plates (set of six), porcelain, Banjo Paterson designs by Bill Leak, Westminster Fine China, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1984-1985.
A collection of six plates honouring the work of A B "Banjo" Patterson, (1864-1941). Released as number 4 in a limited edition of 5000 sets by the Moliver Collection.
Painted fine china plates with painted illustrations and quoted text from a 'Banjo' Paterson poem on the uppermost side. The plates feature a gilded rim and printed information on the base.
(-1) "A Bush Christening";
(-2) "The Man from Snowy River";
(-3) "The Man from Iron Bark";
(-4) "The Road to Gundagai";
(-5) "Clancy of the Overflow";
(-6) "Mulga Bill's Bicycle".

Designed: Paterson, A B (Banjo); Australia

Made: Leak, Bill; Australia; 1984 - 1985

Made: Westminster Fine China; Australia; 1984 - 1985

Made: Moliver Collection; Australia; 1984 - 1985
Marks
Quotation from 'Banjo' Paterson's poem printed in black script on each plate (see parts). Details of commemorative plates on base, printed in brown. Each title is different according to the plate but the remaining text is the same.
"The Man from Snowy River/ The Verse of the 'Banjo' Paterson plate./ This is one of a Collector's Set of six plates/ honouring the work of A B 'Banjo' Paterson/ (1864-1941) and released/ in a limited edition of 50000 sets by/ The Moliver Collection/ Original painting by Bill Leak", beneath, tradmarks of the The Moliver Collection, The Moliver Banjo Paterson Collection, signature of Bill Leak, Trademark of Westminster Fine China, beneath, "Plate No. 0004/ (c) 1984 Retusa Pty. Ltd."
86/654

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Hardy Brothers Ltd, 1986

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
Subjects
+ Poetry
+ Australian culture
+ Snowy Mountains Scheme
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