New Zealand made retro Te Rona pottery Coffee Pot- Marbleized Matt glaze
size 19 cm tall by 19 cm wide
good used condition
Te Rona pottery was started in Temuka by Thomas Lovatt and his sons Victor and Stanton at a premises in Wilkin Street. All three men had worked for Temuka Pottery at various times, Thomas, who worked there from 1940 until his retirement in 1966, was responsible for some of Temuka potteries most sought after pieces, including the Maori ware and the Panchito rooster and Stanton was the foreman for NEECO (National Electric and Engineering Company).
Thomas and Victor started Te Rona after Thomas retired from Temuka potteries and named it after Victors wife Rona. Upon the death of Thomas in 1969 Victor was joined by his brother Stanton, Victor passed away in 1974 but Te Rona pottery was made by Stanton until 1992. Stanton passed away in 1997.
The Temuka historical society/museum has a great collection of Temuka and Te Rona Pottery as well as documentation.
excerpt from NZ Pottery-https://www.newzealandpottery.net/t2758-te-rona-history