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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.

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Circassian Cream

Shown is a 2.64 inch pot lid that advertises Circassian Cream. It was a relatively expensive cold cream or pomade, which was used during the Victorian period. Circassia was located in eastern Europe near the northeastern Black Sea coast. Price & Co. was located in London at various addresses, 28 Lombard Street at the time this lid was produced. In addition to cold creams, the company produced bears grease pomades, tooth pastes, and other products. For TCC members, this is pattern #20337 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. 

Circassian Cream


“May" tile

Shown is the “May" tile from the popular Months series made by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1870s. For members, this is pattern #17411in the database.

May tile


Edward Kennard artist

This pattern is part of a dinner service of 100 pieces decorated with birds, fish, and other animals in a natural setting. It was made by T.C. Brown-Westhead, Moore & Co.(1862-1905), and was designed by the artist Edward Kennard. For members, this pattern is 14185 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources.

artist Edward Kennard

Elephant and Howdah #02

This pattern is known as Elephant and Howdah #02. For members, it is pattern #16971 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. What is a Howdah? It is a seat for riding on the back of an elephant or camel. It usually has a canopy, and it may have room for more than one person. 

Elephant and Howdah #02


Kiss Me Quick

Kiss Me QuickShown is a ceramic Valentine: “Kiss Me Quick.”  It is #12316 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. 


Tiles by Josiah Wedgwood

Shown are a group of tiles made by Josiah Wedgwood that depict the months of the year.  The patterns are also found on plates. You can find out more about each tile by searching Months plus the maker, Josiah Wedgwood.

Tiles by Josiah Wedgwood


Chinese Dragon

CJ & GM Mason (c.1813 - c.1830) plate of unknown size. It is impressed on the back with “Mason’s Patent Ironstone China.” For TCC members, the plate is pattern #18559 in the TCC database. 

Chinese Dragon


The Death Of Rover

This 19th century mug was intended for a child. However, it is a pattern that would be considered inappropriate for children in the 21st century.  “The Death Of Rover,” is copied from Thomas Bewick’s “A General History of Quadrupeds,” which was first published in 1790. Hanging was a way of killing dogs who harmed livestock. To learn more about it, see pattern #19043 in the Database of Patterns and Sources.

the Death of Rover


British Birds

This “British Birds” 10 inch plate is part of a series. The maker is unknown. However, the source print for this pattern is from Thomas Bewick’s 1797 book, “A History Of British Birds.” The bird here is a pheasant. Members only: See pattern #16903 in the Pattern and Source Print Database.

British Birds

New York from Weehawk

Shown is an 18.5 inch platter titled “New York from Weehawk.” It is from Andrew Stevenson’s (1810-1827) Floral and Scroll Border Series, ca. 1825. Weehawk is actually known as Weehawken. Weehawken is in New Jersey.

New York from Weehawk


Healey & Cos Celebrated Crystallized Honey Cream

An uncommon polychrome (Prattware) advertising pot lid, inasmuch as the producer name is rarely printed with the pattern. Of particular interest is that the same pattern was used for four different hairdressers, all located on the same street in Manchester, England. For more information, see Pattern 20517 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources (members only). Many hundreds of polychrome pot lids were produced in the mid and late 19th century, and are well documented in a series of references.

Healey& Cos Celebrated Crystallized Honey Cream


Birds in the Marsh

Shown is a 6 inch by 6 inch tile made by Minton Hollins & Co. It is part of a series known as Birds in the Marsh. If you are a member, see pattern #18224.

Birds in the Marsh



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



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.


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



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.


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.



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



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