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Patterns of the Month

 

Each month we feature a new pattern from our Pattern and Source Print Database and archive them on these pages.

Members only: for more information about these patterns and to see other similar patterns, search the Pattern and Source Print Database.

(Click on thumbnails to see larger images)

Gainsboro

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.

GainsboroGainsboro mark

 

Arabian Sketches

Shown is a 15 inch platter from the “Arabian Sketches” series. Each pattern in the series is individually named. This pattern is “The Alarm.” It was made by William Hackwood (1827-1843).  If you want to learn more about this pattern and series (members only), see pattern #16333 in the database. 

Arabian SketcheArabian Sketches mark

 

Geometry

Shown is a 4 inch saucer in a sheet pattern or all over pattern. It’s TCC assigned name is Geometry. For members, see pattern #19887 to learn more about this pattern in the TCC database.

 Geometry

The Call Of Samuel

Shown is a 9 inch plate titled “The Call Of Samuel” from the series “Scripture Illustrations.” It was made by Knight Elkin & Bridgwood (1829-1840). For more information about this pattern, members can see pattern #17762 in the TCC database.

The Call of Samuel

“Thou God See’st Me.”

Shown is an 8.25 inch religious plaque, “Thou God See’st Me.” The text appears to be from psalm 71, “In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.” This is pattern #8726 in the TCC database.

 “Thou God See’st Me.”

Elephant & Howdah

Shown is a 12.5 inch platter made by Ralph Wedgwood & Co. (1790-1798). The pattern is known as Elephant & Howdah, as well as other descriptive names. For more information, see pattern #693 in the TCC database.

Elephant & HowdahElephant & Howdah mark

 

Voyagers

Shown is the “Voyagers” pattern on a 4.75 inch plate by an unknown maker.  If you want to know the symbolism of the pattern, see pattern #3973 in the TCC Database.

Voyagers

Shells and Flowers

Shown is a circa 1825 teapot printed with Shells and Flowers. It is pattern #7580 in the TCC database. There are lots of patterns with shells in the TCC database.

shells and flowers tea pot

Collage of musical instruments and flowers

Shown is a 9.25 inch plate printed with a collage of musical instruments and flowers. The maker is unknown. It is pattern #11025 in the TCC database.

Musical

 

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.

 The Chalees Satoon

 

Flora

Shown is a 5.5 inch jug made by John Hall (& Sons) 1814-1832. The pattern is unusual because the name of the pattern and the name of the maker are printed in the pattern. For TCC members, this is patterns #4260 in the TCC database.

FloraFlora detail

 

Pashkov House, Moscow

Shown is Pashkov House, Moscow printed on an 8.5 inch plate. To learn more about this pattern, see #994 in the TCC database. 

Pashkov House, Moscow printed on an 8.5 inch plate

 

Elephant and Howdah

Shown is a Ralph Wedgwood & Co., Burslem (1790-1798) 12.5 inch platter known as Elephant and Howdah. It is #693 in the TCC database.

 Elephant and HowdahElephant and Howdah mark

 

Going Alone

Shown is a 7.62 inch child's plate with a molded border of connected flowers. The pattern, “Going Alone,” shows a child who is learning to walk. For more information, members can see pattern #16447 in the TCC database. The maker is unknown.

 

Going Alone

 

Among the Sheep

Davenport (1794-1887) toast water jug known as Among the Sheep, ca.1820.  It is pattern #16103 in the TCC Database. It has a lovely wraparound print.

Among the Sheep, ca.1820Among the Sheep, ca.1820

 

Lions

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.

LionsLions print

 

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.

Cosack Mode of Attack vaseCosack Mode of Attack, Drawn after Nature and Dedicated to Napoleon the Great

 

“Fancy” #02

 

Shown is a 10.5 inch plate made by John & William Ridgway (1813-1830). The pattern name is “Fancy” and the pattern number is “1289.”  For more information, this is pattern #7996 in the TCC Database.

“Fancy” #02“Fancy” #02 mark

 

 

Chess Battle

Chess BattleChess Battle markJosiah Wedgwood (1759-2005) 7.75 inch plate known as Chess or Chess Battle, ca. 1830. For TCC members, this is pattern #17020 in the TCC database.

 

Duke of York

Duke of YorkThe 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.

 

The Cowman

The Cowmancowman displayShown 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). 

 

Trouchet's pot lid

Shown is a 2 inch pot lid made for the Australian Market. It is pattern #5184 in the TCC database. This printed lid was used by Trouchet until 1928 when the cost of printing became prohibitive. This caused Trouchet to use plain pots with adhesive labels. 

pot lid made for the Australian Market

 

"Absalom's Pillar"

Shown here is a 9.75 inch plate in a pattern known as "Absalom's Pillar" or "Absalom's Tomb". It was made by Josiah Wedgwood (1759-2005) around 1820. The source print is titled "Sepulchre of Absalom" by Luigi Mayer. It was engraved by Thomas Milton around 1804.

"Absalom's Pillar" Plate "Absalom's Pillar" "Absalom's Pillar" Mark

"Aesop's Fables, The Sow and the Wolf"

This 16.5 inch by 13 inch platter was produced by Copeland & Garrett after 1833. The patterns in this series produced prior to 1833 had the word SPODE on the lower left part of the ribbon; however, that name has been covered over. The same copper plates were used by this successor to Spode.

"Aesop's Fables, The Sow and the Wolf" Plate "Aesop's Fables, The Sow and the Wolf" Mark