Friday, 25 February 2011

Dinner time...Crown Lynn

New Zealand potteries... Crown Lynn
Recognize it, own it, use it, love it...and yes even collect it!
I was lucky enough to acquire a lot of boxes of Crown Lynn a few months ago and have had so much fun washing and sorting and trying to catalogue it and so here goes. I'm sure that most people in New Zealand will recognize at least one pattern.
I don't have all the pattern names noted but have tried to describe the back markings.
Crown Lynn established in the 1920's to make pipe and brick came into its own in the 1940's 1950's and 1960's when it was the largest pottery company in the southern hemisphere. Closed in 1989.

Most items for sale are from $5 to $25 and so it may be time to add to your collection or begin one!! Contact me for exact condition reports and costs dgeisler@paradise.net.nz.

Crown Made in N.Z.

plain white bowl 13cms x 2
Crown Lynn Forma Sorrento D093

cup 7cms tall
Avondale Selection Poppy D556

plate 26cms
Crown Lynn Fragrance D374

bowl 16cms
plate 17cms
plate 24.5cms

Kelston Ceramics Honeyglow D857

plate 25.5cms across
plate 22.5cms across
plate 17cms across
bowl with lip 18cms across
saucer 14.5cms across
Crown Lynn Forma Dishwasher safe permanent colour made in New Zealand

bowl 17cms
plate 26cms

Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

cereal bowl with lip 18cms
plates 22.5cms
Crown Lynn Forma

plate 26cms
Crown Lynn Sundowner Dishwasher safe detergent proof D065



plate 22.5cms
Pall Mall Fine Tableware Dishwasher safe Detergent proof New Zealand

plate 25.5cms



Kelston Ceramics Made in New Zealand
Wheaty brown colour - looks a bit washed out in this photo.

plate 24.5cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand


bowl 16cms
Kelston Ceramics Made in New Zealand

bowl x 16cms
Crown Lynn New Zealand Topaz Pat No 580

bowl 16cms
plate 17cms
plate 26cms
oval platter x 32cms x 24cms
Avondale Selection Mandy D430 Dishwasher safe detergent proof Made in New Zealand

bowl 18cms
The Avondale Selection Camelot D739 dishwasher safe detergent proof Made in New Zealand

bowl 18cms
Crown Lynn Autumn Splendour Pat No 690
Made 1959-1983

cup 8.5cms across
Plate
cereal bowl 16cms
Crown Lynn Bellamy's

plate 18.5cms across
Crown Lynn Super vitrified ware

square saucer 11cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

bowl 16cms
 Crown Lynn Home style New Zealand Dishwasher Safe D74600

bowl 18.7cms
plate 17.5cms
plates 26cms
Avondale Selection Made in New Zealand Balmoral Dishwasher safe detergent proof D432

plate 22cms
plate 25.5cms
Avondale Selection Oregon Dishwasher safe, detergent proof Made in New Zealand D655

bowl 18cms
saucer 15cms
plates 17.5cms
plates 25cms
Wild Wheat by Crown Lynn New Zealand D637 Dishwasher safe

bowl 18cms


Kelston Ceramics Herald D239 Permanent Colours Made in New Zealand

bowl 18.5cms
plate 17.5cms
plate 24.5cms
Genuine ironstone by Crown Lynn no pattern in centre
saucer 15cms
bowl 18 cms
Roseland by Crown Lynn New Zealand D350

Wheat coloured

plate 17.5cms
plate 25.5cms
Egmont pat no 126 by Crown Lynn Permanent detergent proof colours

bowl 19cms
Crown Lynn New Zealand Super Vitrified ware

bowl 17.5cms
Crown
Kelston Ceramics Made in New Zealand

saucer 14.5cms
Green Gingham pattern number 131 New Zealand Permanent detergent proof colours

bowl 18cms
saucer 14.5cms
Crown Lynn
Crown mark on reverse

Green pattern
plate 24.5cms
Oven Proof Cook and Serve by Crown Lynn New Zealand
Green sides

baking dish 21cms x 30.5cms
 







Crown Lynn Forma Purple

bowl 16.5cms across
Crown Lynn New Zealand Shasta Daisy Pa no 706

bowl 16cms x 3
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand
Cream with Daisy
Bowl 16cms

Kelston Ceramics Suzanne D644 Made in New Zealand

plate 24.5cms
Forest Glade pat no Kelston Potteries New Zealand

plate 25cms
Roydon Tam o' Shanter No 403

plate 17cms
plate 25cms
Bristol Pat no 492 Permanent underglaze colours Kelston Potteries New Zealand

bowl 15cms
Fiesta by Kelston Potteries New Zealand

plate 17.5cms
bowl 19cms
plate 24.5cms
Tres Bon by Crown Lynn Pat no 118 Detergent proof colours New Zealand

Plate 25cms
Seagrass Acid and Detergent proof Kelston Potteries New Zealand

bowl 15.5cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

plate 24.5cms
Capistrano pat no 969 Lynndale Ware New Zealand

plate 25cms
Kelston Ceramics Dalwood D738 Made in New Zealand

bowl 16cms
Carousel Under glaze colours for crown Lynn New Zealand
cups and saucer 14cms
bowl 15.5cms
plate 17cms
plate 22cms
plate 24.5cms
Kelston Ceramics Nova D645 New Zealand Acid and Detergent Proof colours
plate 22cms
plate 25cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

plate 17cms
plate 24.5cms







Kelston Ferrostone Nirvana D231
Mustard colour

plate 25cms
Genuine Ironstone
Brown leaf outline

plate 24.5cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand
(not marked but think this is Filigree No. 600)

bowl 16cms
Crown Lynn Forma Sorrento D093 Dishwasher Safe Permanent Colours Made in New Zealand

plate 16.5cms
Genuine Ironstone by Crown Lynn New Zealand

plate 25.5cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

plate 25cms
Kelston Potteries New Zealand

yellow bowl 15.5cms
Crown Lynn Forma Dishwasher safe oven to table Made in New Zealand

plate 26cms
Genuine Ironstone by Crown Lynn New Zealand


plate 25.5cms
Crown Lynn Sunflower D682 New Zealand

bowl 17cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

bowl 18.5cms
Roydon South Pacific pat n379 acid and detergent resistant colours

turquoise bowl 15cms
Kelston Ceramics Carissima D584 Permacal colours Made in New Zealand

bowl 18cms
Sapphire Pat No 823 by Crown Lynn New Zealand

bowl 16cms
plate 22cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand
Blue

plate 25cms
Chequers pat no 133 by Crown Lynn New Zealand Permanent detergent proof colours

plate 24.5cms






Vintage pat no 982 by Crown Lynn New Zealand

bowl 16cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

plate 24.5cms
Kelston Ceramics Rosetta D370 Dishwasher safe Permanent colours Made in New Zealand

plate 26cms
Flower Drum by Crown Lynn New Zealand D 414 Dishwasher safe

bowl 19cms
Petitte D411 dishwasher safe made in New Zealand

plate 25.5cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

bowl 16cms
Genuine Ironstone New Zealand

bowl 16cms
plate 24.5cms
Crown Lynn Echo New Zealand

plate 22cms
plate 26cms


That's it for now - let me know if you want more info about any of them....Whew!!!!

11 comments:

  1. I recognize the one you show with leaves & Berries, in lt gree/ grey and blue...its is Vintage Pat. no. 982. I ahve several pieces, and am looking for plates & Side plates. if you know of any available. Timtalbot23@gmail.com

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  2. Excuse me, but the 11th photo down has the title Wheat Brown... is this the name of the pattern? Many thanks Ev.

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  3. Hi there
    I have been trying to work out why I put the 'wheat brown' comment and after researching the names I know all I can think is that the picture is a bit washed out I wanted to emphasize that the colour is a rich wheaty brown. Thanks - I'll update description to be clearer.

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  4. Hello,
    I received a set of Crown Lynn Forma, Filigree 600,for my wedding in 1974. Your example is the 51st picture down, white with a brown outline of flowers. I do not have a bowl with this pattern on it. The salad bowls that came with the set are plain white. I still love the pattern after all these years!

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  5. Thanks for your information - I have updated the pattern description - what a great pattern and so timeless, nearly 40 years on and still fabulous and being enjoyed.

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  6. Hi There, I have a question that I'm hoping you can help me out with. I have a complete dinner set in the Vintage Pat No 982 (Grape vine) pattern that was my Grandparents. It is sitting unused in a box. We now need a new dinner set for the family...... should I use this? or is it too precious? (I have 4 & 6 year old girls). Thanks in advance :o)

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    1. Hi there
      What a lovely gift from your Grandparents. It is always a question as to what to use and what to keep in pristine condition. I have a strong bias on the "use and enjoy" side. There is a fair amount of Vintage pattern around and you would pay between $5-$20 to replace any accidental breakages and so it wouldn't be the end of the world. You might want to pick up a few 'spares' to begin with, then you will have them on hand! In my way of thinking - how great for your daughters to see and live with the china from their Grandparents, what a memory to treasure. Crown Lynn does seem to be quite resilient - but I would certainly try not to put in the dishwasher too often as the patterns will fade quickly, especially the subtle tones of Vintage. Hope this helps. Thanks.

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  7. Just LOVE your photography! Well done. It makes such a difference to view such pleasant pcitures. You have some great things.

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  8. Thanks for you nice comments. Appreciate the feedback!

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  9. Hi there. I have owned and used my Fragrance dinner set since the 1970s (only a couple of breakages in that time!) and have for the first time in my life acquired a dishwasher - I see you have recommended to someone else not to put their Crown Lynn in the dishwasher too often. Do you make the same recommendation for the Fragrance range? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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    1. Hi, not sure I can give any advice other than I have seen faded and worn dishes that I think were caused by dish washing which seems to be harsher in the glaze than hand washing. Good luck!

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