Patterns of the Month
16,473 patterns and 1,054 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 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).
"Aesop's Fables, The Sow and the Wolf"
"As You Like It"
"As You Like It," Act V, Scene 4 from "The Drama" series by John Rogers & Son (1815-1842) is found on a 21 inch by 16 inch platter. It is seen here with its source print, which is based on an engraving by Jean Pierre Simon (1791), from a painting by the artist William Hamilton,commissioned by John Boydell for his Shakespeare Gallery in London and published by him in 1792.
Seen here is a 10 inch plate from the "Belzoni" series made by Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1846). It is part of a series that shows a different scene on almost every size and shape. The pattern owes its name to Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823), an Italian adventurer and entertainer who settled in England.
Shown here is a 20 inch by 16 inch well and tree platter in the "Chinese Marine" series. It was made by Minton (1793-1872) in black, brown and blue. The scene is " A Front View of the Hall of Audience at the Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen," which was engraved by W. Lowry after the work of the artist William Alexander.
Shown here is a 10.25 inch plate in the "European Scenery" series by Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1846). Although most of the central patterns haven't been identified, this one is of Landeck in the Tyrol. The pattern must have been very popular as it is printed in many colors, and over 21 different central patterns have been found. The series was printed in many colors.
Seen here is a 10 inch plate by an unknown maker that depicts the allegorical figure of Hope. She is traditionally shown with an anchor and a ship in the distance, perhaps to allude to the hope that the sailor will return from the sea. The border is printed with six birds. The pattern is printed in black and enameled over the glaze in bright colors.
Shown on an earthenware dinner plate with gadrooned edge, it is marked with both an impressed and a printed SPODE mark. The pattern is printed underglaze in blue and shades of warm brown. It is Spode's pattern B118 which was introduced in 1825. The Jasmine flower itself, for which the pattern gets its name, is actually found in the border.