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Top Left: Dark Emu.
Top Right Marigold Emu.
The other two pictures are the front and back views of an aqua Emu
Top Left: Dark Large Kangaroo
Top Right: Marigold Large Kangaroo
Centre Left: Dark Small Kangroo
Centre Right: Marigold Small Kangaroo
Bottom Left: Aqua Large Kangaroo
Bottom Right: Back and base of the Aqua Large Kangaroo.
These bowls are often referred to as the Buck and Doe Kangaroo bowls. The main difference is the size of the kangaroo and the addition of a branch underneath the small kangaroo.
The two bottom pictures are of a very rare Large Kangaroo with a pale aqua coloured base glass.
Top Left: Dark Kingfisher
Top Right: Marigold Kingfisher
Centre Left: Dark Kingfisher Varient
Centre Right: Marigold Kingfisher Varient
Third Row Left: Dark, Deep sided Kingfisher
Third Row left: Side view of the Deep Kingfisher
Bottom Left: Aqua Kingfisher
Bottom Right: Back of Aqua Kingfisher
These bowls differ by the addition fof the Wattle flower, sometime called nuts, in the floral band, and the extra leaves on the twigs on either side of the bird on the Varient bowls.
The bottom pictures are of an unusually deep Kingfisher bowl. The sides have been pulled up much more than is normally found, and the ruffles are much tighter.
The bottom two pictures are a VERY rare Aqua Kingfisher. Only this example is known at this time. Thank you to the lucky owner for sending me the photos.
Left: Dark Kiwi.
Right: Marigold Kiwi
These are the rarest of the master bowls to find, not counting the round shaped bowls shown below.. They were made to celebrate the Great Exhibition to be held in New Zealand. When the exhibition was cancelled the bowls were withdrawn from sale, but not before a few must have been sold. The Kiwi is the only non-Australian flora and fauna depicted on the master bowls.
Top Left: Dark round Magpie
Top Right: Dark round Kookaburra
Centre Left: Dark round Swan
Centre Right: Marigold round Kingfisher
Bottom Left: Dark round Kangaroo
Bottom Right: Marigold round Kangaroo
All of these bowls are rare, with the Kookaburra being the pattern most often seen in the round shape.
The round Kingfisher is thought to be the first pattern to be produced. There appears to have been two batches made, the first, which is seen here, lacks the Registration Design Number, which appears on the second batch of the round Kingfisher bowl.
The Kookaburra bowls are often confused with the Kingfisher bowls, but are easy to tell apart because of the large Waratah flowers on either side and the Flannel flower at the bottom of the floral band. The band is also joined at the top by a bow and has the additon of a butterfly above the bow. The Kookaburra also sits on a much thicker branch and is holding his beak up, whereas the Kingfishers beak points downward. Overall the Kookaburra is a much more detailed pattern
Left: Dark Magpie
Right: Marigold Magpie
Top Left: Dark, Shrike
Top Right: Marigold Shrike
Centre: Front and Back views of an Aqua based Shrike bowl
The Bottom photos are of an unusal deep sided Shrike. The sides have been pulled up much more than normal to the point where it could be called a jardieneire. There are two known in this shape so far.
Left: Dark Swan
Right: Marigold Swan
The Swan bowls can also be found with 8 ruffles, like the Magpie and Emu bowls.