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A mystery Crown Lynn pot from the Collection of Marcus

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A mystery Crown Lynn pot from the Collection of Marcus

Post  Ev on Tue 2 Nov - 10:16



and the base ...
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Re: A mystery Crown Lynn pot from the Collection of Marcus

Post  Ev on Tue 2 Nov - 18:41

Do you have any history on this piece Marcus?
It's unusual to see red earthenware clay named as Crown Lynn..... perhaps Rhodes is the exception Wink
The base has been cut with a special cutting wire that leaves those beautiful marks behind.
This tells me that it would have been handmade .....
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Re: A mystery Crown Lynn pot from the Collection of Marcus

Post  Marcus on Tue 2 Nov - 19:13

Hi Ev,
This was either made at Crum Brick and Tile or Crown Lynn, by a potter that my elderly neighbour met. My neighbour was in charge of one of the diggers in the various clay pits around New Lynn and other locations in West Auckland. As is the standard story he can't recall the potters name ( I don't think they were particularly concerned with remembering all the various people that worked there and his memories are really only of the guy's he directly had contact with on a daily basis)
He does however remember some of the "arty" potter types coming in to have pieces salt-glazed at the Crum factory. (I take it he means Len Castle & Peter Stichbury among others)
Anyway it's the same story with the other piece I sent you an image of, the potting itself seems to be of a reasonably high standard?
The clay itself is a lovely colour, very much of the brick making type.

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Re: A mystery Crown Lynn pot from the Collection of Marcus

Post  Ev on Tue 2 Nov - 20:58

A brilliant piece of history - regardless that there isn't a makers name to go with the pieces Marcus Very Happy
Maybe the 'Arty Potters' would remember who was throwing pots when they took in with their work to be fired back then? Wink
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