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Ashtray - Wharetana Ware bisque, Crown Lynn Potteries Limited, 1980-1989, 2008.1.397
Ashtray - Wharetana Ware bisque, Crown Lynn Potteries Limited, 1980-1989, 2008.1.397Ashtray - Wharetana Ware bisque, Crown Lynn Potteries Limited, 1980-1989, 2008.1.397
Name/Title
Ashtray - Wharetana Ware bisque
About this object
A fired but unglazed Wharetana Ware ashtray in a design influenced by Maori wood carvings.
Bisque or biscuit is the name given to fired but unglazed ceramics. This bisque ashtray was slipcast in the 1980s from the original moulds made to produce the Wharetana Ware range in the late 1940s to early 1950s.

The original designs were produced for the souvenir market and were only made for a few years as the range was not a great success. Modelled by Harry Hargreaves using a sharp knife, the designs were 'carved' into leather-hard clay. Slipcasting moulds were then made and the products mass produced and finished in gloss browns sometimes contrasting with pounamu-like green glazes.

Maker Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
1980-1989
Medium and Materials
Clay
Object Type
Ashtray
Object number
2008.1.397

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