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Crown Lynn - the beginning

Post  TonyK on Thu 28 Aug - 19:14

The company that gave birth to Crown Lynn was the Amalgamated Brick and Pipe Company which later became Ceramco the owners when Crown Lynn ceased operating in 1989:


The Porcelain Specialties Department of Ambrico was where Crown Lynn had its origins.


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Crown Lynn - today

Post  TonyK on Fri 29 Aug - 15:03

A number of contemporary NZ artists use Crown Lynn images in their work and one of the ones I like the best is OpShop. One of the group, Rudolf Boelee has a blog which features his work including recently produced Crown Lynn tea towels:

http://rudolfboelee.blogspot.com/2008/08/crown-lynn-new-zealand-tea-towels_24.html
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Post  Ev on Fri 29 Aug - 20:06

Heheee I watched that on youtube some months ago when I came across it while searching Crown Lynn.
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Post  Ev on Mon 1 Sep - 18:09

Thought I would pop this in here....
Archway the NZ Archive site... has 5 pages of Crown Lynn listings ....

http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ItemAdvancedSearch.do

most are in Wellington, but if you think anything should be checked out at the Auckland Archives it's not far from me.
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Post  HeatherT on Mon 1 Sep - 20:45

The "beginning" also signified the start of the Crown Lynn Specials Department. During the 1940s one of the pieces made was a hotwater bottle.

What do you think??

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Post  Ev on Mon 1 Sep - 20:48

I think I prefer rubber hotties Razz

Does it have any stamps on it?
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Post  HeatherT on Mon 1 Sep - 21:14

Nope - unmarked.
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Post  TonyK on Mon 1 Sep - 23:46

This electric jug also dates from the early period:


Its base is marked:


It'd probably be even more uncomfortable in bed than the hottie and more prone to leaking.
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Post  TonyK on Tue 2 Sep - 0:14

Crown Lynn exported liqueur bottles manufactured for Australian company Seppelts in the 1940s. They came in a range of colours including maroon, two shades of brown, green and white:

with this mark:


and:


with these marks:
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Post  TonyK on Tue 2 Sep - 22:35

The cigar jar dates from the 40s try anything era:


This commemorative mug was for the 1950 Empire Games:
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Clark House

Post  TonyK on Wed 3 Sep - 0:55

This impressive building was built for the Clark family and sits above the brickworks at Limeburners Bay:
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Clark House

Post  TonyK on Fri 5 Sep - 18:42

Here's a shot of the verandah which shows the large glazed blocks used in the construction of the house as well as other decorative features:
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