b'44248PETER and VALERIE HERBST Murrumbeena Pottery Melbourne, circa 1950Extremely rare pottery vase, hand painted with ducks in landscapehand signed Val.Peter Herbst.9.5cm high.Potter and philosopher Peter Herbst was notable as a co-founder of the Arthur Merric Boyd (AMB) Pottery in Murrumbeena along with painters Arthur Boyd and John Perceval. Herbst was a Dunera boy, having arrived in Australia on the infamous HMT Dunera and wrongly interred at Hay P.O.W. camp from 1940-41, alongside the likes of George Nadel, Kurt Baier, Fred Gruen, Hugo Wolfsohn and Franz Philipp. Herbst was Emeritus Professor of philosophy at the Australian National University in Canberra. Valerie Herbst noted artist, concert pianist and bohemian, also loomed large on the Australian post-war art scene. They eventually retired 241 to the historic town of Bells Creek near Braidwood, New South Wales where they enjoyed the vibrant artistic local community.237 243 PROVENANCEBOSLEY WARE pottery owl statue, JOLLIFF (F.E. Cox) pottery jug with rarePrivate collection, Southern Tablelands, 26cm high lustre glaze, New South Wales. $350450 incised Hand Built Jolliff, 1950, $1,2002,000 7cm high, 11.5cm wide238 $250350 Australian pottery koala vase,possibly a workmans piece, 2449.5cm high, 10.5cm diameter JOLLIFF (F.E. Cox) pottery candle $120200holder,incised Hand Built Jolliff, 1950, 239 4cm high, 10cm wideGREENWAY large green glazed pottery$250350 flower trough,13cm high, 45cm wide, 13cm deep 245$120200HERMANNSBURG SCHOOL pottery lidded jar with platypus 240 lid,22cm highWILLIAM RICKETTS Aboriginal pottery$150250 wall bust, near life size,incised Wm. Ricketts,33cm high 246$1,5002,500ESTHER NGALA KENNEDY Hermannsburg School Scarlet 241 Robin hand-painted pottery lidded vase,JOLLIFF (F.E. COX) large pottery mugsigned E. K. 163,with turquoise glaze, 20cm highincised Hand Made By Jolliff, F.E.C.$3504501926,11cm high, 14cm wide$400600 247CRUFFEL Art Porcelain vase with 242 branch handle glazed in green, brown and blue,JOLLIFF pottery milk jug and sugar bowl,13.5cm high, 16cm wideincised Hand Built Jolliff, 1950 and$600800 1957,the jug 9cm high, 15cm wide (2)$400600 237'