Australian wildflower tea service cup & saucer (Waratah design) c.1912
Porcelain and silver, 6 x 10.5 x 8.8 cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired with funds donated by the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2013

Ellis Rowan was a renowned Australian botanical artist. This porcelain tea cup and saucer form part of a rare, complete set acquired by the Ipswich Art Gallery. The acquisition of this hand-painted tea service (c.1912) is a significant addition to the Gallery’s Heritage Collection as tableware sets, featuring designs by Ellis Rowan, are highly sought after by collectors.