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Post  Ev on Tue 16 Sep - 10:13

In trying to ascertain the exact years that Crown Lynn ran Titian Potteries I have found that there are three files at the Archives regarding Titian Potteries.

One is at the Auckland Archives titled:
Auckland closed company files:
Titian Pottery (1987) Ltd c.1991

Two in Wgton :
Compensation Court:
Crown Lynn Potteries & Titian Potteries Ltd
Employees Agreement 1981

Dispute of Rights Files:
Inspector of Awards versus Titian Pottery (1965) Ltd 1981
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Post  HeatherT on Tue 16 Sep - 18:00

I got the information from the Museum and do you think I can find it?? Mad
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Post  Ev on Wed 17 Sep - 7:17

From Heather's notes from the Museum Library:

Crown Lynn announces link with Titian in May 1969.
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Post  TonyK on Sat 21 May - 22:15

Titian had a purpose built pottery on Great South Road, Takanini. The land was owned by Robert and Una Ross purchased in 1970. The site was "1 care 1 rood 5.6 perches more or less being Lot 2 Deposited Plan 62822 and being part Takaanini's grant". It was 5201 metres square.

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Post  Ev on Tue 31 May - 17:45

Well I went to the local Library Research Centre last week to try to find out from old phone books about Titian's history. I ended up finding heaps of history about NZ Commercial potters and noted them down as time frames are important and there were some surprising Titian listings. Many of the old phone books were missing from the time that I was interested in but never mind this is what I found ....

1966 - White Pages only - no listings for Titian Pottery

1972 - White Pages only - no listings for Titian Pottery

1974 - Yellow Pages under Ceramics - Titian Pottery LTD. Great South Road, Takanini

1983 - Yellow Pages - Titian Pottery 1965 Ltd. Clark St, New Lynn [same ph no as C/Lynn]

1987 - Yellow Pages - Titian Pottery (1965) Ltd. Clark St, New Lynn. Factory Gt Sth Rd, Takanini

1988 - Yellow Pages - Titian Pottery (1965) Ltd. Clark St, New Lynn. Factory Gt Sth Rd, Takanini

1989 - Yellow Pages - Titian Pottery (1965) Ltd. Clark St, New Lynn. Factory Gt Sth Rd, Takanini

1990 - Yellow Pages - Titian Pottery (1965) Ltd. Clark St, New Lynn. [same ph no as C/Lynn]

1991 - Yellow Pages - no listing for Titian Pottery - the last listing for Crown Lynn shows up under
Crown Lynn Ceramics NZ Ltd. Clark St, New Lynn



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Post  Ev on Thu 26 Jul - 7:57

This booklet is pure history and there is a Directory of Ceramco Companies.

Titian Pottery (1965) Ltd:

Est 1965. Ceramco acqd 49% interest 1969
balance 1971. Crockery mftr

Location: Auckland.

So this gives us very definite dates for the takeover.
There are some vases that were made 10.10.69 that have a green lustre on them
and the fact that they coincide with the above dates is no surprise.
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Post  Maryr on Thu 26 Jul - 21:04

Ev this is wonderful research. Bless you.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Fri 27 Jul - 10:59

Ev, does this mean that until 1969 all CL castware was made either in New Lynn or Christchurch?
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Post  Ev on Fri 27 Jul - 12:41

Yes, although Luke Adams didn't get going until about 1968 if I remember correctly.
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