Featured Kookaburra made in England

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by jefferies, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. jefferies

    jefferies Member

    I am curious to know when this kitsch pottery was made in England, and what company or companies made it. The photo of the vase is not the best, but gives the general effect.

    The vase is thought to have been bought in Australia. It stands about 28 cm tall (11 inches).

    On the base it merely states 'Kookaburra. Made in England'.

    The photo of the marks on the base reminds me of a grumble attributed to an English immigrant to Australia - that even the moon is upside down. Well, when the word 'kookaburra' is the right way up then 'Made in England' is upside down. That's appropriate.

    Any comments will be appreciated.

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice pair of kookaburra's...
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  3. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry New Member

  4. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    This is from December--what happened?
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  5. antique85

    antique85 Well-Known Member

    I just happen to see this post and I just happen to recognize the word Kookaburra. I believe the birds pictured on the vase are Kookaburras --"https://a-z-animals.com/animals/kookaburra/" : The kookaburra, often called the laughing kookaburra, is a large subgroup of the kingfisher bird. It is diurnal, meaning it is most active in the daytime."

    The only reason I know about the Kookaburra is because one of the most wonderful happiest article I ever read is about an artist who builds a giant 15-foot tall Kookaburra that cackles with laughter to cheer up people in the pandemic: I know this is not related to antiques but I hope you don't mind if I post the link to this article: "https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smar...-tall-laughing-kookaburra-lockdown-180975084/"

  6. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
    Merry merry king of the woods is he
    Laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra
    How gay your life must be Ha Ha Ha!

    Remember this old camp song?

    That video is pretty funny, I would've laughed it the Kookaburra had driven past my house.
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  7. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Agreed! That bird makes me smile. Well done to the artist for doing something so ‘out of the box’ and positive!
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  8. antique85

    antique85 Well-Known Member

    Link to video of real Kookaburra who hops onto man's lawnmower for epic selfie. What a cute happy little bird bringing joy to everyone !!

    < kookaburra3.jpeg

    Queensland, Australia resident Jarrod Roberts was mowing his lawn when a friendly kookaburra decided it also wanted to help!
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2021
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  9. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    What a darling little bird!
    What lawn? Does anyone see anything green? :hilarious::hilarious:
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They are indeed, as it says on the vase.;)
    We used to have a family of them in our backyard when we lived in Oz. They live in extended family groups, nice and noisy. They would scoop meat off your extended hand, even salami, which they would then proceed to 'kill' by hitting it against the garden fence several times.:hilarious:
  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Oz is the Australian nickname for Australia.
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  12. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I have the coins, my pics.



  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Google is not your friend!:happy::hilarious::hilarious:
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I would indeed have been lucky if they sang to me, because they can't sing.
    Here are singing kookaburras, this sound is familiar to anyone in Oz (translation: Australia) with a garden or a park nearby:

    Kookaburra eating out of a person's hand, not at all unusual in Oz, only ours scooped it from our hands in flight (their flight, not ours.):
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2021
  15. antique85

    antique85 Well-Known Member

    I am so sad to read your comment. There was no attempt at sarcasm and I would never ever ever discredit someone. I was trying be upbeat and add a little light-hearted humor and be nice and say how wonderful the description in your post was and how lucky you were to have experience. It was very sad to read that you felt I was trying to discredit you and be sarcastic. Something I would never do. That is terrible. I am so sorry you felt that way. I requested that the post be deleted.

    This thread was a real joy to me an attempt to bring and share some light-hearted joy and smiles but I am done .:(
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2021
  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your reply, antique. It's OK, I'm sorry, I took it the wrong way. Sorry to have upset you.:sorry:

    I just deleted part of my post.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2021
  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I am sorry you added this after my reply in which I apologized. I genuinely meant it.
  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    @antique85 , please check your inbox, top right hand side of the page.
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  19. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Misunderstandings can happen easily, hopefully everything has been worked out.
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  20. antique85

    antique85 Well-Known Member

    Yes, everything worked out. I appreciate that Any Jewelry took the time to understand my intentions and the meaning I was trying to convey and to apologize. We are friends!!

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