Latest topics
» Estella Brown D181
Today at 20:15 by Kat & Co.

» CL Plate Royal New Zealand Air Force
Mon 21 Aug - 20:04 by eldorado

» Kiln Craft ....
Mon 21 Aug - 15:14 by Finn McCahon-Jones

» Mapua Ware Platter and bowl
Sun 20 Aug - 15:08 by Ev

» Vitrified Eggcups in Cream Speckle d171
Sun 20 Aug - 13:32 by Ev

» Daniel Steenstra Timeline
Sun 20 Aug - 11:59 by Maryr

» Ambrico Specials Dept Teapot
Sun 20 Aug - 11:49 by Jeremy Ashford

» Wendy May Pat.No.881
Sat 19 Aug - 20:29 by Ev

» Bob Steiner for gallery
Sat 19 Aug - 15:51 by dollcrown


Dating the patterns - Summer Sky, Spring Shadow, Shadow Brown

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Dating the patterns - Summer Sky, Spring Shadow, Shadow Brown

Post  BrunoL on Wed 15 Feb - 18:51

Hello.

Does anybody have any information on when the patterns Summer Sky, Spring Shadow and Shadow Brown were introduced? I canít see any reference to any of these patterns in the Crown Lynn catalogue topic (link to forum here) which covers 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1988.

I am assuming that Shadow Brown is the newest, as it has a 5-digit pattern number (d45100) whereas Summer Sky and Spring Shadow have 3-digit numbers (d456 & d457). Iím unsure exactly what year 5-digit numbers were introduced at Crown Lynn.

Note: The numbering for the saucers in these patterns has thrown a spanned in the works for me as they have different numbers from the rest of the pieces. †The saucer for Summer Sky is listed as d37601 and for Shadow Brown as d37600 Ė both 5 digit numbers. The saucer for Spring Shadow and Shadow Brown look identical so could be shared between both patterns. But why a 5-digit number for the saucer and a 3-digit number for the other bits? †Could this point to the first two patterns being released just as the numbering system was being changed? So many question!
avatar
BrunoL

Number of posts : 49
Location : Palmerston North
Registration date : 2016-01-26

Back to top Go down

Re: Dating the patterns - Summer Sky, Spring Shadow, Shadow Brown

Post  Ev on Thu 16 Feb - 8:27

Bruno it is but a dream to get all of the years made added to the patterns.† Perhaps one day I will take up the challenge ......
We have discussed when the five digit patterns were first made somewhere before, but alas I can't find it.†
There appears to be a cross over with†three digit and five digit numbers from around 1984 and five digits were definitely being used by 1985.† Many patterns with three digit numbers were given another two zeros and I haven't recorded these with both.
I have vast records to trawl through and will do this when time permits.

One way to help identify year made is to identify the shape numbers used in the Four Digit Gallery.† Most of these have the first year made on them.
avatar
Ev
Admin

Number of posts : 12925
Location : Sth Auckland New Zealand
Interests: : NZ Studio Pottery and NZ Pottery History
Registration date : 2008-08-28

http://www.newzealandpottery.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Dating the patterns - Summer Sky, Spring Shadow, Shadow Brown

Post  BrunoL on Fri 17 Feb - 22:09

Thanks Ev,

I had though there had been a discussion around when five digits arrived as well, but your post is helpful.
Given the curious numbering crossover in two of the patterns, a tentative 1984 sounds reasonable (as it is all on rim ware with bell cup and saucers, which were introduced in April 1981, and not in the '81 or '82 catalogue lists). That reasonably would leave '85 or '87 for Shadow Brown which feels right. (My grandparents had the design, and we moved back to Auckland in 1987).

Not exact perhaps, but close enough for my needs Smile
avatar
BrunoL

Number of posts : 49
Location : Palmerston North
Registration date : 2016-01-26

Back to top Go down

Re: Dating the patterns - Summer Sky, Spring Shadow, Shadow Brown

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum