Friday, November 16, 2007

Michael J Conlon (again)

This is an easy update! My last entry regarding Michael J. Conlon included his biography, and since then Dave Stanley (a pottery expert from Glebe) has e-mailed a summary of Michael Conlon's pottery career from an Australian pottery encyclopedia. Together with the biography, this helps give a complete idea of his life.

It'll be difficult to acquire more pottery than what I have according to Dave:
"I think you could probably pick up an intact ginger beer for under $500, if you were at the right place at the right time even perhaps ~$250 (less if it was cracked, chipped or a poor example). In the past five years I've seen two sell and in general these rarer bottles are not changing hands much any more. I doubt the pickle would be less than $10,000 and even at that you would be battling many of the major Australian museums for it (not to mention numerous major Aussie & overseas collectors). It could even go past $20,000; it would be a major piece of Aussie pottery and almost certainly the cornerstone of a major auction."

So here's his pottery career, including an example of the chutney jar.

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Now for his father, Patrick Conlon.

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