Patterns of the Month
17,474 patterns and 1,082 sources and still growing.
Each month we feature a new pattern from our Pattern and Source Print Database and archive them on these pages.
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Shown is a 10.375 inch soup plate from the “Gainsboro” series. Each pattern in the series depicts a different variety or variation of fruit in the Aesthetic style. The TCC Database of Patterns and Sources includes 13 Gainsboro patterns, and this one is #12. The DB entry identifies the fruit as peaches; we think they are plums! The series was made by Brown-Westhead, Moore & Co. (1862-1904) for the French market.
The Chalees Satoon
Seen is a polychrome jar printed with “The Chalees Satoon,” made by John & Jos Mayer (1842-1855). The Chalees Satoon, or Forty Pillars, was a pavilion attached to the palace of the Emperor Akbar in the Fort of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, India. This type of jar usually held fish or meat paste. The pattern, #15692 in the TCC database, shows four source prints as well as the other side of the jar.
Shown is a Benjamin Adams (1809-1820) 8.75 inch plate printed in the pattern known as Lions, ca. 1820. There is an impressed mark for Benjamin Adams on the back of the plate. The source print was engraved by J. Scott after an original by S. Edwards. For more information, see pattern #2920 in the TCC database.
Cosack (sic) Mode of Attack
Shown is a 10.25 inch covered vase with painted rams head handles. The pattern is known as “Cosack (sic) Mode of Attack," as it is copied from the source print “Cosack Mode of Attack, Drawn after Nature and Dedicated to Napoleon the Great.” It satirizes Napoleon’s disastrous campaign in Russia in 1812. For more information, this is pattern #14781 in the TCC Database.
Duke of York
The Duke of York was the uncle of Princess Victoria, who later became Queen Victoria. Here, he is shown as the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. The plate is 9.25 inches and has a shell edge. The maker is unknown. For TCC members, it is pattern #19176 in the TCC database.
Shown is an 8.5 inch soup plate in the series known as “The Cowman.” The maker is unknown, but the pattern appears to have been made around 1820. It is one of four variations of this pattern found in the TCC database. The pattern here is pattern #1956. As a note of interest, the Cowman pattern on drainers was extensively used to decorate some of the walls of the Junagarh Fort in India (see Photo of the Month).