Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vintage Crown Lynn "Down Town" Series

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This Crown Lynn saucer and dinner plate were ornamented with a black on white map of Christchurch City. Known as the Down Town series, this pattern (number 452) was produced by Crown Lynn Potteries of Auckland between 1969 and 1972. Crown Lynn also manufactured dinner sets featuring maps of the other principal cities of New Zealand.

These plates remind us of a modern series of city oriented plateware, produced by a company in New York City called Fishes Eddy. We'd love to get our hands on one of these original gems of local history, as an ornamental feature and keepsake collectible.

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Image and information source: Canterbury Heritage Blog


  1. My partner's mum has a couple of these... I think they are of Wellington and Dunedin? I thought they were beautiful when I spotted them :) but a Christchurch one would be amazing!

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    Robyne and Rudolf