Koala Figurine with Room Thermometer - 1950's Australiana - Manor Ware Pottery
Koala Figurine with Room Thermometer - Vintage Australiana - Manor Ware Pottery. A mid century souvenir ornament depicting a koala hugging a tree. The thermometer on the tree trunk. It is handpainted in beige, light tan and green with black lettering "Northcliff".
Manor Ware was established in 1948 and produced small plaster cast models. It became one of the largest manufacturers of souvenirs in the UK. The factory ceased operation in 1987.
Northcliff is in the lower South West region of Western Australia and surrounded by forests. The handpainted name on the souvenir is pre-1960's, before Manor Ware started using transfers for the names.
The koala thermometer shows both Centigrade and Fahrenheit and is in working condition. There is a Manor Ware stamp on the base. Just a couple of small paint chips on base (see photos) otherwise, in great condition for it's age.