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Small Crown Lynn Tulip Cups?

Post  shellbug on Thu 24 Jul - 21:45

HI I am collecting the standard Tulip cups and wondered if Crown Lynn ever made any smaller tulip cups?

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Re: Small Crown Lynn Tulip Cups?

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 24 Jul - 23:05

Hello shellbug.

I have not seen a tulip in demitasse size, although the South Pacific (fatbum) cup does have a demi size.

There is a slightly smaller tulip cup which is a vitrified cup. Look at number 863 in the gallery: "light weight hotel cup".

http://www.newzealandpottery.net/gallery/Crown-Lynn-Shapes-01-881/800-to-881/863-light-weight-hotel-cup-781-vit-pic_5710.htm

The matching saucer, the 739, is smaller than the 805 saucer the standard tulip (781) sits on.

http://www.newzealandpottery.net/gallery/Crown-Lynn-Shapes-01-881/700-to-799/739-Hotel-saucer-as-805-vit-pic_4352.htm

Generally the vitrified shapes are slightly smaller than the same shape in earthenware as they are fired at a higher temperature and shrink more.

I have seen some coloured ones, others with monograms.
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Re: Small Crown Lynn Tulip Cups?

Post  Ev on Fri 25 Jul - 6:55

Hi, there is a bigger 'jumbo' tulip shaped cup, but the smaller cups have rounded bottoms and I will try and find a pic later.

http://www.newzealandpottery.net/search?mode=searchbox&search_keywords=jumbo&show_results=posts
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Re: Small Crown Lynn Tulip Cups?

Post  shellbug on Fri 25 Jul - 7:27

Great thanks for your help and info  Smile 

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Re: Small Crown Lynn Tulip Cups?

Post  Ev on Fri 25 Jul - 7:30

Found a photo of the jumbo cup and the rounded cup the same size as the tulip and the smaller rounded cup ....

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Re: Small Crown Lynn Tulip Cups?

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Fri 25 Jul - 11:31

Another size variation to note is what appears to be earliest cups in the shape currently referred to as the "tulip".*
From available information these appear to date from late 1950s and early 1960s.
These are wider, lighter (thinner) and have a slightly different handle from the standard tulip.

Left early tulip
Middle tulip with "New Zealand" impressed
Right tulip with raised "Made In New Zealand" mark

More on that here:
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t3067p15-which-cups-go-with-what-saucers#16741

I will attempt to photograph the jumbo and different tulip sizes late to show how the earlier tulip shape compares with the others.

*the name "tulip" was earlier used to describe a completely different cup shape. The gallery is not loading for me at the moment but I remember the shape being like the 754 Avon cup.
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