Mar 27th, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe
Mar 25th, 2016 by Jane Tunnicliffe
NZMuseums showcases the New Zealand’s museums and galleries and their collections. It’s also a directory of museums and galleries, and an online collection management system. NZMuseums is the initiative of National Services Te Paerangi, a team at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, in Wellington, New Zealand.
The Chinese Girl – Although Tretchikoff spent his early years in China, this portrait was painted in Cape Town. The model is a member of the small Chinese community there. Possibly the best known of all Tretchikoff’s paintings. Lithographs of this painting can be seen in all corners of the world. Artist’s Collection, 1950’s First Hand Tretchikoff Print.
Shape Number: 550
Open shell shaped vase in whiteware.
Spiral ammonite or nautilus shape on seabed base.
Satin finish glaze.
The plain whiteware was extremely popular as vases or mantelpiece decorations right through the 1950s and into the 1960s.
From the late 1940s to the 1970s, Crown Lynn made whiteware vases in their thousands, if not millions.
As well as classic shapes there was a spinning wheel, a watering can, a wishing well, a butterfly, and a range of shells and wall vases.
In 1963 there were more than 100 whiteware shapes on the market. Some were also made in matt black or pastel colours as well as white.
After the 1968 buyout of Titian Potteries, Crown Lynn’s whiteware was made at the Titian factory.
Many vases have a moulded shape number only, while others carry marks such as Kelston Potteries, Roydon Pottery or Flair Art Pottery, and some have stickers such as Flower Beauty.