Vase - swan; Crown Lynn Potteries Limited; 1950-1975; 2008.1.776


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Vase - swan

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A large satin black colourglazed swan vase.
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. However the swans are undergoing a revival today.


Crown Lynn Potteries Limited

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New Lynn/Auckland/New Zealand

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Clay, Glaze

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