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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Sat 3 May - 22:47

These shapes are in the gallery already.
Sometime, somewhere, that I have long forgotten I said I'd add a photo of them.
I finally got around to taking some decent photos while I was in Auckland.
We use them mostly for serving up.
(Bought in Auckland on tm many years ago.)
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Crown Lynn Red Tango Bakers 873-5; Gibsons & Paterson 1968

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Found it. It was here:
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t3897-jeremy-will-enjoy-seeing-this-ramekin-with-the-rorstand-design-that-is-called-vision#13131
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Memo Red Tango is Porphyry Red. See:
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t927p15-tango-blue-by-crown-lynn#16979
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Post  Ev on Mon 10 Aug - 17:48

Jeremy this pattern showed up in a Vitrified Ware catalogue as Clarendon today at the Portage Museum.  
Clarendon is in the Data Base as Pat.No.960 which is the same as Red Tango???
What are your thoughts?

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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 10 Aug - 19:26

I think timing is the thing, Ev.

THC was about 1967 I think, and the Clarendon appears on hotel stacking, which is later. The name change will be a point of difference. Did THC move to the brown band after Tango or did it come before?

No problem, and good fun having different names. I see that from document to document Red Tango is given different names. The one I like is the one with "Por" for porphyry.

Blue Tango of course had two releases as well, first as Cook & Serve, with the hand-filled lozenges, and later as THC. Possibly a third?

Obviously not all trademe sellers are aware of this as I often see handpainted sold with the THC story in the blurb.

I'm kind of pleased I stopped with the Tango I have. Too many new shapes. It's enough to be attempting to collect all the Reflections cup & saucer shapes.

One more point which is probably the answer to your query. The set of bakers is Gibsons and Paterson so I think they would have still been called Tango Red or Red Tango at that time.
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