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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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"Wedgwood Botanical"

The Botanical patterns were among the earliest to be used by Wedgwood for underglaze blue printing. First produced in 1808-9, the patterns were based on illustrations in various contemporary botanical magazines, including the Botanist's Repository, Paradisus Londinensis and the Botanical Magazine. Seen here is an 8 inch plate in the series.

"Wedgwood Botanical" Plate "Wedgwood Botanical" Mark

Akbar’s Tomb Secundra

Shown is an 18.5 by 15 inch platter, Akbar’s Tomb Secundra, made by Chamberlain (s) (& Co.) 1786-1852. The pattern is part of as series of Indian views. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern. The source print for this pattern is from Robert Elliot’s “Views in the East,” which was published in 1833 in London.

Akbar’s Tomb Secundra Plate Akbar’s Tomb Secundra

Amaranth

Shown is a large soup tureen printed with a pattern titled “Amaranth,” ca. 1835. The maker is unknown.

Amaranth Plate Amaranth Mark

Autumnal

Seen here is a 11.38 inch by 9.12 inch dish made by John Ridgway (1830-1841). The pattern name is “Autumnal." This type of pattern is known as an all over sheet pattern.

Autumnal Plate Autumnal Mark

Balloon

Known as "Balloon," there is evidence that the pattern on this 12.5 inch by 10 inch handled dish could well commemorate a balloon ascension by George Graham during Bath Race Week in July 1824, as the city below strongly resembles Bath, particularly the Royal Crescent there.

Balloon Plate

Botanical Vase - Minton

Found on a 9.75 inch pearlware plate, this pattern has the factory name, "Botanical Vase". There are many patterns that are similar by other makers. The vase and its large bouquet of flowers are printed against a beaded medium blue ground. The only border is the stringing at the edge of the plate. The pattern, circa 1820, is found on dinnerware, toilet ware, and tea ware. There are various designs in this pattern, each featuring differing floral arrangements. The vase is always the same. The pattern was made in dark blue for the American Market.

Botanical Vase - Minton Plate
 

Cells And Feathers

Shown is a 6.5 inch teal printed sheet pattern jug with the addition of purple printed feathers in a cartouche, ca. 1840. No reference has been found for this pattern, so it has a TCC assigned name.

Cells And Feathers Jug

Children with Pets

Shown is an 8.5 inch jug know as Children with Pets. It was made by J. Meir & Son (1837-1897) around 1840. This side shows a girl and her pet rabbit and the other side shows two children and their pet St. Bernard.

Children with Pets Jug Children with Pets Mark

Chinese Juvenile Sports series

Shown here is an 8.5 inch soup plate from the Chinese Juvenile Sports series by an unknown maker. The series was printed in red, pink, black, brown and purple. Each size and shape shows a different center pattern.

Chinese Juvenile Sports series Plate Chinese Juvenile Sports series Mark

Chinoiserie High Bridge

Seen is a 5.5 inch saucer by an unknown maker, ca. 1820.  It is printed in brown and colored under the glaze in blue, yellow, and green. This type of decoration is sometimes known as Salopian in the United States and Underglaze Printed Polychrome in England.  The two left-most figures come from "View of the Suburbs of a Chinese City” by Sir George Leonard Staunton. The boat comes from "Chinese Barges of the Embassy Preparing to Pass under a Bridge" from the same book.

Chinoiserie High Bridge Plate Chinoiserie High Bridge Chinoiserie High Bridge

Circus Acrobats

Seen is a 17.25 by 14.5 inch platter in a pattern known as "Circus Acrobats." It was made by the Middlesbro' Pottery Co. (1834-1887). There is an interesting history of the tall man in the center of the platter in the TCC database.

Circus Acrobats Plate Circus Acrobats Mark

Conchology

Seen is a 7.5 inch shell edge creamware plate in the Conchology pattern. It was made by Josiah Wedgwood (1759-2005) around 1790. It was printed in brown and painted in green. Conchology is the study of shells, and Josiah Wedgwood was an avid shell collector.

Conchology Plate Conchology Mark

 

Coral pattern by Jacob Furnival & Co

Seen here is a 10 sided plate in the Coral pattern by Jacob Furnival & Co. (1845-1870.) It is printed in black on the border. The center is printed in purple and painted in green, turquoise, yellow and pink.

Coral pattern by Jacob Furnival & Co Plate Coral pattern by Jacob Furnival & Co Mark

Coronaria

Shown is a 5 inch jug by an unknown maker printed with a sheet or chintz pattern. There are 101 sheet patterns in the TCC Database. The name of this pattern is “Coronaria.”

Coronaria Jug Coronaria Mark

Designs in Diamonds

Shown here is a 3.5 high by 4 inch cup transfer printed with a blue sheet or all over pattern. Overlaying the precise symmetrical diamond design is the unexpected silhouette of a thin branch with opening leaves. The pattern has a TCC assigned name: Designs in Diamonds.

Designs in Diamonds Mug 

E. Wood "No. 106" Series, Venice

Plate, 7 inches.  Made by Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1836), this pattern is part of a series of European scenes that is known as "No. 106" Series. This pattern pictures St. Pietro de Castello in Venice, after a drawing by Clarkson Stanfield that was engraved and published in "Heath's Picturesque Annual for 1832". Yellow is one of the less common colors found on transferware.

E. Wood "No. 106" Series,  Venice Plate E. Wood "No. 106" Series,  Venice Mark

February

William Adams IV & Sons (1829-1861), “February” 10 inch soup plate from the “Seasons” series. The pattern is labeled “February” on the rock in the foreground of the pattern.

February Plate February Mark

France

Shown is a circa 1825 16.5 inch platter from the Fruit and Flower Border Series by Henshall & Co. (1790–1828). The pattern is "St. Cloud,” which features the Chateau de Saint-Cloud, near Paris.

France Plate France Plate

Fruit and Flowers

Seen is a 10 inch plate known as Fruit and Flowers. It was made by Thomas Mayer (1826-1838) around 1828.

 Fruit and Flowers Plate  Fruit and Flowers Mark

Fruit No. 11

Shown is a 6 inch by 6 inch sugar bowl, “Fruit No. 11," printed in black and covered in a pink lustre wash. The maker is unknown, but the shape was used by William Adams.

Fruit No. 11  Fruit No. 11 Mark

 

Ghaut of Cutwa

Seen is a 9 inch plate depicting the Ghaut of Cutwa made by William Adams III (&S) 1804-1829 around 1824. The pattern is copied from a source print engraved by George Hunt from the work of the artist Charles Ramus Forrest.

Ghaut of Cutwa Plate Ghaut of Cutwa Mark Ghaut of Cutwa

Long Bridge

9.50" pearlware blue-printed plate impressed mark: SWANSEA c. 1800-10 Pattern was also made by many other potteries.

Long Bridge Plate

Mosaic Tracery

This pattern is the same on all sizes and shapes. The plate has an impressed Clews (1815-1834) mark on the back, along with the printed pattern name. Plate, 10 inches.

Mosaic Tracery Plate Mosaic Tracery Mark

Moses in the Bulrushes

This pattern is known as "Moses in the Bulrushes.” It is found on a 6.25 inch saucer by an unknown maker.

Moses in the Bulrushes Plate