Cordy's March 2022 Antique Auction included a number of rare, early Crown Lynn items. Crown Lynn has been selling very well over the last few years, which you can witness any day on Trade Me or on the excellent instagram site @crown_lynn_prices But these pieces had the addition of early provenance direct to the Crown Lynn factory, which cast them into that other realm. Lot 38, A small black swan was estimated at $400-800, it sold for $4,200 (+ premium). A Wharetana Ashtray (Lot 34) sold for $3,800 (+ premium) against a $600-1000 estimate. And Lot 36, A rare hand-potted bowl in a black glaze was estimated at a generous $800-1600, it sold for $3,400 (+ premium). The seller's grandfather worked at the factory and I am sure they were very pleased with those amazing sales results.
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