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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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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

"Ancient Bath at Cacamo"

"Ancient Bath at Cacamo" from the Caramanian Series by Spode is found on a 7.5 inch plate.  It is seen here with its source print, "An Ancient Bath at Cacamo in Caramania" by Luigi Mayer, 1803.  Caramania refers to the ancient name for an area on the southern coast of Turkey. 

"Ancient Bath at Cacamo" Plate "Ancient Bath at Cacamo" "Ancient Bath at Cacamo" Mark

"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. 

"As You Like It" Plate "As You Like It" "As You Like It" Mark

"Asiatic Plants"

Here is a 10.38 inch plate in the "Asiatic Plants" series by William Ridgway (1830-1834). Each size shows a slightly different center surrounded by a lace-like border. It was a popular pattern that is found on dinner and dessert wares printed in many colors and color combinations.

"Asiatic Plants" plate "Asiatic Plants" Mark "Asiatic Plants" Mark

"Asiatic Scenery"

Seen here is 10.38 inch plate with a view of the Gate of the Tomb of the Emperor Akbar. It was made by Job & John Jackson (1831-1835). The series was printed in many colors and made by different manufacturers. The source print was engraved by Thomas and William Daniell in 1795.

"Asiatic Scenery" Plate "Asiatic Scenery" Mark


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.

"Belzoni" Plate "Belzoni" Mark

"Blown Rose"

Shown here is an 8 inch plate printed in what is know as the Blown Rose pattern by G.M. & C.J. Mason (1813-1826). The pattern is the same on all of the items in the dinner service. It was also produced with pink, green and orange clobbering.

Blown Rose Plate Blown Rose Mark

"Brunswick Star"

"Brunswick Star" printed in underglaze brown by an unknown maker circa 1835.
The pattern is also printed in purple (and perhaps in other colors)

"Brunswick Star" Plate

"Butterfly Border"

Shown on a 10.5 inch plate, this pattern by Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1846) is known as Butterfly Border. Each size shows a different center printed in three colors. The color combinations also vary.

"Butterfly Border" Plate


Seen here is a 7.75 inch plate in the "Caledonian" pattern by Ridgway, Morley, Wear & Co (1836-1842). It is printed in brown and has green enamel paint added. The pattern name is based on the Roman name given to Northern Scotland—Caledonia.

"Caledonian" Plate "Caledonian" Mark

"Chinese Marine"

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.

"Chinese Marine" Plate


Shown here is a 7.12 inch plate printed in the Coronation pattern by Ralph & James Clews (1814-1834).  It depicts a lovely still-life of English goldfinch, vase, fruit and flowers on a table. The fruit, flowers and vase vary on each size and shape.

Coronation Plate Coronation Mark

"Death Of The Bear"

The pattern is part of a large multiple pattern dinner service known as Indian Sporting. Plate, 9.75 inches.

"Death Of The Bear" Plate "Death Of The Bear" Mark

"Don Quixote and the Shepherdesses"

Shown here is a 10 inch plate from the Don Quixote series by an unknown maker. It is from a dinner service bearing patterns based on the illustrations by Robert Smirke and Charles Westall of the story of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.

" Don Quixote and the Shepherdesses" Plate " Don Quixote and the Shepherdesses" Mark

"Etruscan Festoon"

"Etruscan Festoon" by William Ridgway & Co., printed in underglaze yellow and black, Staffordshire circa 1835. This pattern is also seen in blue and black and pink and black.

"Etruscan Festoon" Plate

"European Scenery"

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.

"European Scenery" Plate "European Scenery" Mark

"Foot Of Mount Sinai"

Shown is "Foot of Mount Sinai" 7.25 inch plate from the "Illustrations of the Bible" series by Thomas Mayer (1826-1838), ca. 1835. The series was printed in an assortment of colors and patterns. Six patterns are found in the TCC Pattern And Source Print Database.

"Foot Of Mount Sinai" Plate "Foot Of Mount Sinai" Mark