23 May 2011

Weekly COLLEcTION SelectIOn - my challenge! #5

Colour Glaze crockery

This is going to be a bit of a nerdy blog, I'm afraid. And I won't be able to do it all in one post as I guess I'm a C L collector and I have got LOADS of it...

Crown Lynn is a New Zealand institution( Fab facebook page linked in there). Until the 80s it churned out terrific table ware and decor delights, and it has become extremely collectible in recent years.

When I began 'thrifting' Crown Lynn was EVERYWHERE. It still kind of is, but certain lines are very collectible and the price reflects..

But more about that in other collection posts..


It had other names at different times too, as they made it for YEARS and YEARS.

The idea was that if a bit got broken you could just get some more from the factory..

I coveted this for a while and actively sought it...
(Dinner plates)

Embarrassingly, this is probably a third of my Colour Glaze dinner ware..

Normal sized bowl on the left, pasta bowl on the right.
 Another thing about C L is their practicality..

That's a normal sized cup on the right, and on the left a 'MAN CUP' !! LOL
They are quite hard to find and I am lucky enough to have 3 duos..


That's a little dish on the left. I think it's called a PIN DISH somehow..
But they're pretty cute.  Bread and butter plate on right..

Check that link out.. it's my ultimate covet.. FIESTA is the range.. and it is nearly impossible to get a set like that!!! FIESTA


Kate said...

Well I certainly have just learnt a lot. I love the look of all the colours and it looks like they have great shaped items too. I wonder if you use it or just stack it and look at it.

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Kate - I use it.. every day. With so much of it, that was always the plan.. There are other bits too.. egg cups and milk jugs and oval shaped plates... All in the same range... Very solid and functional - built to last!
We get the odd breakage.. but I put the rarer colours out of reach from the kids!!!
I pick up bits piece by piece. There's still quite a lot to be found!
Man I'm in a talkative mood!

Max said...

I have a pink jug in this range, I love it and would love to collect more but I hardly ever see it. I do see pieces of the fiesta here and there though. I love the cover of that book!

Vintage Vixen said...

You are an education! I love your collection, aren't the coours so pretty? xxx

Brians an unusual name for a girl said...

I have 20 + of the fiesta dinner plates, bought for peanuts years ago, the bowls kept on breaking only have 2 remaining now, I've turned into the only use on good occassions brigade esp for the "siesta" set. I have loads of other crown lynn, meakin that gets used daily. It's very rare to find siesta en masse, you just find one or two pieces here or there

Helga! said...

Hey,you gotta collect something,and it's functional and pretty!It IS very popular,in't it?!
You've done well to amass so much!Don't stop!

Vintage Scapes said...

I've been trying to learn about Crown Lynn but it's hard to find much information! I actually thrifted a decent set of Crown Lynn forma in purple/lilac.
Have you noticed that it is also pretty much identical to Mikasa Duplex by Ben Seibel... I wonder which came first, the chicken or the egg?

zigsma said...

Oh, wow! I've recently acquired a Crown Lynn Swan! Lovely.