Swan; Crown Lynn Potteries Limited; 1950-1975; 2008.1.776

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Name/Title

Swan

About this object

Large swan shaped vase covered in black colourglaze inside and out.

David Jenkin, the head of the Crown Lynn design department, copied the design for the swans from overseas, and from the late 1940s, swans were produced in various sizes and finishes. Black swans are believed to be very rare and it is possible that only a limited number were ever produced.

By the middle of the 1970s the demand for swan vases had been significantly reduced. Swans represented an old fashioned style and were rejected by young New Zealanders looking for new ideas in interior design.

Maker

Crown Lynn Potteries Limited

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1950-1975

Place Made

New Lynn

Object Type

Vase

Object number

2008.1.776

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