There is also an older and less attractive Prestons jar, but the winery was uncertain as to whether CL made them or not. I have seen an unmarked brown one recently on TMe being advertised as a hot water bottle... come to think of it, the brown glaze looked rather similar to the old Toby jug brown, so I will persevere in my investigations. Again, this is about 15-18 cm end to end.
- Number of posts : 1854
Location : Whangarei
Registration date : 2011-11-17
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I have seen these listed on Trademe, but with no certainty of the maker.
Thanks to the Portage Ceramics Trust for identifying this piece !
I haven't seen the other model before, but hopefully something will turn up regarding it's history.
Note that it is the same shape as the second Prestons bottle in the montage below.
Lincoln Wines Apricot Wine Liqueur bottle
two Prestons Kiwifruit Liqueur bottles
new photos (1 and 3) by barcookie
old photo (2) by maryr
Thank you barcookie.
See the listing at:
- Number of posts : 3150
Location : Whangarei, New Zealand
Registration date : 2010-09-11
I can't tell if it's the one in the shape of the kiwifriut or the other shapes.
Also a Stocktake record from 1989 shows two different Kiwifruit Liqueur Bottles:
Pattern Shape No
87755 1457 Kiwifruit Liqueur Bottle
87756 1457 Kiwifruit Liqueur Bottle Special.
I found this Prestons Kiwifruit Mug on Te Toi Uku, which tells me that these must be Crown Lynn
plus a bottle like Val's one, but they don't name the maker and say maker unknown:
To finish..... we have 3 different Kiwifruit Liqueur bottles and two records.
The production record for 1457 shows that many hundreds were made in 1985.
Still no better off, but a lot more info has come to light. My personal opinion is that all three bottles were made by Crown Lynn.
Thanks to Donna for asking the question and getting me into gear
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