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Post  Console on Wed 19 Apr - 17:48

M.A.D.E New Zealand potty Wp_20111
I have a potty marked Made in New Zealand. Blue writing in a circle.M.A.D.E New Zealand potty Wp_20110

Does anyone one recognize this mark?
I am guessing it is 1900's. Could be later if it's Ambrico's but anyone know the shape?


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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 19 Apr - 19:23

Console,

That stamp looks just like this Ambrico Crown Lynn one, which would give you a date of 1943 to 1950.

M.A.D.E New Zealand potty 1943_t10
https://www.newzealandpottery.net/gallery/More-Crown-Lynn-Galleries/Crown-Lynn-Backstamps-and-Stickers/1943-to-1950-pic_2250.htm

The blue colour sounds odd but the "IN" is in exactly the same position.

A photo of the potty would be very helpful.
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Post  Console on Wed 19 Apr - 22:47

Have posted photo of shape.
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Post  Kat & Co. on Thu 20 Apr - 15:09

Nice find..definately Ambrico me thinks.. thats very nice white clay! Cool
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Post  Console on Thu 20 Apr - 15:53

Thanks everyone. I have to admit I do plan to put this on Trademe as I have several potties but only this one was marked. The joys of cleaning out relatives houses....
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 20 Apr - 15:58

I was pretty sure Kat but was wanting other opinions.

It looks like a full-size potty but other full-size I have seen, my own included, have a different, rounder, handle. My small potty has a similar, slightly pointy, handle.
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Post  Kat & Co. on Thu 20 Apr - 21:00

Do we have a possible shape number for this or should it go in the shapes without numbers gallery? cat
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Post  Console on Fri 21 Apr - 12:33

Jeremy Ashford wrote: It looks like a full-size potty but other full-size I have seen, my own included, have a different, rounder, handle. My small potty has a similar, slightly pointy, handle.

It is 91/2 inch diameter. Does this qualify as a "small" potty?
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Fri 21 Apr - 13:32

Mine are 19.5 and 23cm OD at the top.
9 1/2 inch approximates the larger of the two so I'd say, no, yours isn't a small one.

See https://www.newzealandpottery.net/t5314-small-straw-coloured-ambrico-potty-chamber-pot#19956

The picture is not showing up for me today but it did a couple days ago.
I should add some more. Done.
M.A.D.E New Zealand potty Pottie10

(The colour is a bit enhanced because I added contrast to the pic.)
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Post  Console on Fri 21 Apr - 14:31

Thanks for clearing that up.
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