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
Close up of the design on the vase .....
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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