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Shape 2080 Large Rose Convention Vase (Pipe) and Berin Spiro vase

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Post  Ev Mon 15 Feb - 7:50

Many thanks to Todd Field for letting us use his photos of these remarkable vases.

I have never seen a shape 2080 vase before and Todd says it measures 480 high x 150 wide which is massive.  This was first made 3.9.71.  
How stunning it is in it's glossy glaze.
It is a very exciting vase that has finally come to light cheers

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Close up of the design on the vase .....
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The other vase was made for Berin Spiro, a well know Auckland florist amongst other things, to use at the World Interflora Festival being held in London in 1966.  There is a photo of Tam Mitchell working on modelling the Maori motifs in a Crown Lynn Ceramics magazine from 1966 and also a photo of Spiro with 3 of the vases.  
Todd said that this measures 445 x 185.  
These were made really large to hold the huge floral arrangements of flax and other native NZ flora.
It is really amazing to see this vase at last !!

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Post  mumof1 Mon 15 Feb - 17:26

FABULOUS! So lucky to have these on the site!
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