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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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The EyeDeal Hare Restorer

Shown on a 1.7 inches high pot, from an unknown maker. The pattern is a rebus: a combination of words and pictures. Click on the heading of this entry to view the additional images on the pot. The advertisement is for a hair restorer. The pattern uses the words, The, Deal, and Restorer. The pictures that replace the words, I and Hair, are an eye and a hare. The pattern is clever and attractive, which is what you would want for an advertisment that holds your product. The pot or container probably had a paper lid or a paper band that included the name of the maker or retailer plus other information about the product. For TCC members, this is pattern #17852 in the Database of Patterns and Sources. To see other patterns that advertise hair products, search Advertising/Hair Products/Pomades in the database.

The EyeDeal Hare RestorerThe EyeDeal Hare RestorerThe EyeDeal Hare RestorerThe EyeDeal Hare Restorer

 

Rabbits in a Roadster

Shown is 9.25 inch plate with a pattern known as Rabbits in a Roadster. It is from a series of six different anthropomorphic scenes of rabbits engaged in various activities. All of the patterns in this series have transferware rabbits along with stick sponge decoration. For members, this is pattern #17852 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. The maker of the pattern has been unknown until recently. Information about the maker of this pattern and series will be incorporated in a future article in the TCC Bulletin.

Rabbits in a Roadster

 

A Chop House

Shown is a plate made by Herculaneum (1796-1840), ca. 1828-1830. It has a molded border. The pattern, “A Chop House," shows three men enjoying a meal at a chop house (men only). For TCC members, this is pattern #17521 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. The source print for this pattern is included in the entry.

A Chop House

 

Butterflies and Flowers

Butterflies and FlowersThis pattern, known as Butterflies and Flowers, was made by the Herculaneum Factory (1796-1840) circa 1828-1830. It is pattern #19805 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources.

 

Chief Justice Marshall, Troy

Shown is a 10 inch plate titled “Chief Justice Marshall, Troy.” It was made by Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1846). The ship was launched in 1825, and it was lost as a result of a gale in Long Island Sound in 1835. The pattern is part of a large series known as the Irregular Shell Border Series.

Chief Justice Marshall, TroyChief Justice Marshall, Troy

 

Salopian decoration

Shown is a saucer of unknown size and maker. The style of printing decoration includes high temperature painted color applied to a transfer print under the glaze. It is also known as Salopian decoration. The birds may be finches, perhaps goldfinches. For more information, this is pattern #6711 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources (members only).

Salesian decoration

 

General La Fayette

Shown is a 7.63 inch plate that features a portrait of General La Fayette (as used on the plate). It was made to honor General Lafayette (current spelling), who joined the American War of Independence in1777. Lafayette was greatly honored by the United States when he was invited back in 1822. The wording on the plate is: "He was born at Auvergne in France 1757, joined the American struggle in 1777 and in 1824 returned to repose in the bosom of the land whose liberty he in part gave birth to.” The pattern is #18238 In the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources (members only).

General La Fayette

Neil #03

This pattern, “Neil” #03, is from a series of Aesthetic floral patterns. It was made by William Brownfield (& Son(s)), who were in business from 1850-1892. For more information about this pattern, see pattern #19270 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources (TCC members only). To learn more about the series, see pattern #4268.

Neil #3

 

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

 

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