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Post  mumof1 on Fri 11 May - 16:20


Here is my unusual Crown Lynn fruit bowl !! It is stamped with the crown & one star, but also with Catherine Anselmi stamp (I'm sure that's what it is). The glaze is unusual, and I was expecting the fruit to be over an original glaze, but no, one glaze and the white is very white. I don't know what the black lettering means, but is under or within the glaze (the 92 is the same number as in the link below, but 1992 seems too late). The only other marking is on the unglazed interior of the pedestal, and I'm sure it is the number 8.
The other photos may help you to see my new treasure better. I don't know the connection between these two, except for the article I read on here (this site) about her buying some Crown Lynn equipment. Perhaps she purchased some blanks? Although, where did the CL stamp come from? Suspect
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CATHERINE-ANSELMI-STUDIO-MODERN-ART-POTTERY-PLATTER-ANGEL-FISH-NEW-ZEALAND-/250885692771
I found this plate also, the stamp looks the same and it also has the '92.



The marks are so faint, it is hard to get a photo of them...

I wonder how many other items are out there with both stamps confused





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Post  Ev on Sun 13 May - 9:05

Ever so interesting!
I would suggest that P L is the intitials of the artist who decorated the bowl and will look out the New Zealand Potter mag I have with an article on Catherine, as I'm sure it has names of decorators that worked for her.
That link to ebay was great, as it gave the name of Angela Thomas as the artist.
1992 sounds right to me ....
I've seen both stamps on wares the same shapes as Crown Lynn ware before.
No idea how she got an old Crown Lynn stamp, but if she got hold of their moulds, perhaps there were stamps available as well ....?
One of Crown Lynn's top slip casters worked for Catherine - will find his name when I locate the article.
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Post  Ev on Sun 13 May - 11:17

New Zealand Potter Volume 33: Number 3: 1991 - page 23
Here is a list of all of the decorators that worked for Catherine Anselme at that time:
Angela Thomas
Melanie Prince
Susan Firth
Pamela Lim
Keely McGlynn
Alice Smith
Rosanne Sullivan
Phillipa Taylor

So now you know who decorated your bowl Very Happy
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Post  mumof1 on Sun 13 May - 13:16

Thanks for taking the time to find all that out Ev, you are a treasure! I read somewhere online also, that Catherine employed at lease one ex Crown Lynn staff member. Another thing I noticed while researching her (or trying to), was that every piece I found on auction or on show had crazing like mine ~ fascinating !
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Post  Guest on Wed 29 Oct - 14:39

For all pots from the Catherine Anselmi studio:

The Crown Lynn stamp indicates that it was a Crown Lynn mould (shape) acquired and produced in the Catherine Anselmi studio. The Catherine Anselmi stamp indicates it was produced in the Catherine Anselmi studio. The letters or name indicate the person who painted it and usually the year was added.

If there is no name and date this usually means it was a production design that anyone in the studio could have painted.

We had permission from Ceramco to use the Crown Lynn stamp on shapes that originated in Crown Lynn.

So your piece is painted by Pamela Lim 1992. It was a tin majolica glaze with colours applied on top of the glaze - very different from most of our other work.




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Post  Kat & Co. on Wed 29 Oct - 14:50

Yay Welcome Catherine it will be great to have your help! Very Happy
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Post  Catherine Anselmi on Wed 29 Oct - 15:06

For all pots from the Catherine Anselmi studio:
The Crown Lynn stamp indicates that it was a Crown Lynn mould (shape) acquired and produced in the Catherine Anselmi studio. The Catherine Anselmi stamp indicates it was produced in the Catherine Anselmi studio. The letters or name indicate the person who painted it and usually the year was added.

If there is no name and date this usually means it was a production design that anyone in the studio could have painted.

We had permission from Ceramco to use the Crown Lynn stamp on shapes that originated in Crown Lynn.

So your piece is painted by Pamela Lim 1992. It was a tin majolica glaze with colours applied on top of the glaze - very different from most of our other work.

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Post  mumof1 on Wed 29 Oct - 15:11

Thank you so much for that information Catherine, it makes my bowl even more special to me now! sunny
Catherine, can I ask you to confirm that the bowl would be a Crown Lynn shape, because it has the stamp, as I would like to work out which shape it would be?


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