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Crown Lynn is a New Zealand cultural icon - their products essential Kiwiana.

This is a highly unusual example of a Crown Lynn Swan that has only been bisque fired, and remains unglazed. Swans in this state rarely surface, and are incredible collectors pieces.

Production began in the 1950’s, and although it’s popularity took a dive in the 1970’s, “the Swan’s elegant and instantly recognisable silhouette has returned to popularity”.

There are a few marks to the vase, all are minor, as photographed.

Exceptional piece - lovely for display, collection, or investment.

There has been some concern on the legitimacy of this item. To quell this concern, it should be known that this piece was part of one of the most comprehensive Crown Lynn collections known - previously belonging to Helen Slater of Wanganui. "To walk into Helen Slater’s Crown Lynn room is to enter a densely packed gallery of objects".
The Slater collection was widely celebrated - a "spectacular collection of New Zealand historical and early studio pottery". Not only did the collection include some of the most prized and sought after Crown Lynn; Wharetana, McAlpine & Prestcold Jugs & swans galore, but it also had plenty of Temuka, Titan, O.C Stevens and much more. It was shown extensively throughout New Zealand.

This particular white swan blank was featured at "The Slater ceramic collection" at the Sarjeant Gallery/Museum in Wanganui in 2004. Helen said to have owned this piece for between 15 and 20 years.

I have uploaded some pictures pertinent to the exhibition, too.

Measures: 200w x 150h x 120d

I'm unavailable for collection between 24th December & 15th January.

Pickup is in Eden Terrace.
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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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