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Post  Guest Tue 22 Mar - 20:32

Is it me looking in the wrong area?Probably.If so,sorry.
I cannot find any reference in the forum to this Bone China producer that operated near Hamilton from Nov 1977.
Crown Lynn was partly involved,but I do not know to what degree.The expertise was from the UK under Richard Lewis.
The product was world class.Limited edition NZ & Aust. birds & flowers were a specialty. China & bronze pieces,plates,vases & plaques formed part of the catalogue.
If anyone is interested,I have several pieces that I can photograph & up-load.Unfortunately,they are only some of the cheaper units and/or not limited edition.

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Post  Ev Tue 22 Mar - 20:38

Very interesting Rufus!
Personally I've never heard of this company and would be keen to see anything that you have that they made.
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Post  TonyK Tue 22 Mar - 22:57

In 'Ceramco Limited - A History' from 1979 the Company Directory includes
"Hereford Fine China (A'asia) Ltd
(50%)
Design & mfr of bone china figurines.
Location: Hamilton."

There's also a colour photo captioned "Trainee artist Jane Corbett, hand-painting a Hereford bull figurine in the studio of Hereford Fine China (Australasia) Ltd."

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Post  Guest Thu 24 Mar - 18:42

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Post  Ev Thu 24 Mar - 19:36

Oh My Gosh those are amazing pieces Rufus!!!!
Keep it coming please!
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Post  cassandra Thu 21 Apr - 23:19

I just love this stuff! Do you have any double ups to sell Rufus?? FABULOUS PHOTOS. Hereford China also did a range called White Heron - Sparrows, Fantails, Waxeyes, Black Robins - There is also a UK Hereford china who make figurines, but the NZ stuff is better!

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Post  Guest Tue 10 May - 20:27

Thank you for the comments.
I wish I had bought more pieces when I had the opportunity.But my eyes were bigger than my wallet!
I was told Hereford may have manufactured some ware in resin (polyester?),a departure from the ceramic bone china body.I would be interested to learn if this is so.

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Post  Sharon Lewis Thu 26 May - 19:24

Just to let you all know Hereford Fine China is back in business after many years sitting on the shelf. The same expertise and high quality is still the most important factor in the making of any Hereford pieces. Our new studio is just starting up and we can be found in Cambridge NZ

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Post  Ev Thu 26 May - 20:19

That is great news Sharon! If you get a website going, please feel free to add a link to it.
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Post  Maryr Sun 13 Aug - 10:37

I have recently been in touch with Hereford collectors Glynis and Glenn Jennings.  They gave me more info about Hereford – plus permission to put Glenn’s lovely photos on the site.  This is a limited edition waxeye – it has a sticker on the base and also it is mounted on greenstone. It went on Trademe for more that I was prepared to pay!  There was also a limited edition kiwi recently. Glynis told me that she has been buying Hereford pieces since the business first started in Hamilton. It was owned by Rick (Richard) and Sharon Lewis. Three of her most impressive Limited Edition pieces are a large Crouching Barn Owl, flying Little Owl and flying Chatham Islands Black Robin (Old Blue).  There are also Limited Edition seabirds. Rick now lives in the UK and concentrates on his painting. Sharon is in Cambridge. - she is definitely on my hit list to chase up and interview!

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Post  FionaC Sat 27 Mar - 15:46

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I was wondering if anyone can help me,? this piece was my mother’s and is part of her estate, I’m not sure what it is worth? it says it is limited edition “number 7”  there is a certificate (I’ve packed in another box somewhere will add photo when I find it...
thanks for any info or help
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Post  gloworm Sat 27 Mar - 17:45

I like the bird theme
this lovely fellow looks like a banded dotterel known in New Zealand as pohowera it is in the plover family.
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Post  Ev Sun 28 Mar - 8:27

The only way to find out what pottery is selling for is to check out the expired listings on Trade Me.
This is the expired listings for the last six weeks and the ones with red flags sold :

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Post  Nina Fri 24 Sep - 16:26

Hello - I have some small NZ Hereford bone china items I am wanting to sell but have no idea of price - is anyone able to give me rough idea?

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Post  Nina Fri 24 Sep - 16:30

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Post  Ev Fri 24 Sep - 16:32

There are some listings on Trade Me, but I will try to find any that sold .... hang on

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Post  Ev Fri 24 Sep - 16:33

No Hereford sold during the last six weeks Nina sorry.
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Post  Nina Fri 24 Sep - 16:36

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Post  Ev Fri 24 Sep - 16:37

Wow that hand painting on those pieces is exquisite cheers
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Post  Nina Fri 24 Sep - 16:42

Thanks EV - I love that they were made in Aotearoa and they are stunning. I inherited them but sadly my life is a bit too nomadic for such delicate beauty - I will try find the new pottery I saw that is in Cambridge 😊

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