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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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"French Groups"

"French Groups" Plate, 10.25 inches by an unknown maker.  The pattern is part of a series that depicts different floral groups in the center united by birds and flowers in the border. 

"French Groups" Plate "French Groups" Mark

"Hannibal Passing The Alps"

"Hannibal Passing The Alps" was made by Knight, Elkin & Co. (1826-1846).  This pattern is found on a 15 inch by 12.25 inch platter, but each size in the series has a different center.  It was made in many colors, such as blue, brown, red and purple.

"Hannibal Passing The Alps" Plate "Hannibal Passing The Alps" Plate


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.

"Hope" Plate


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.

"Jasmine" Plate

"Lady of the Lake"

This 10 inch plate was made by Thomas & John Carey (1823 -1842).  The pattern is a composite  based on two engravings of the drawings of Richard Westall which were used as illustrations for Sir Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake".

"Lady of the Lake" Plate "Lady of the Lake" Mark

"Lyons Cathedral"

"Lyons Cathedral", printed on a 18.5 inch by 15 inch platter, is part of the Continental Views Series. Each size and shape has a different center. It was made by Wood & Challinor (1828-1843) around the end of their production. The series was printed in many colors.

"Lyons Cathedral" Plate "Lyons Cathedral" Plate

"Malay Beach Scene, Malays of Java"

Seen here is a 5.5 inch saucer known as "Malay Beach Scene, Malays of Java." It is copied from a print by Thomas & William Daniell, 1810.

"Malay Beach Scene, Malays of Java" Plate "Malay Beach Scene, Malays of Java"


Shown here is a 10 inch plate in the "Millenium" pattern by Ralph Stevenson & Son (1810-1835). Today "Millenium" would be spelled "Millennium." It was an immensely popular pattern in the United States. It is found printed in every color except yellow. The religious symbolism is very interesting.

"Millenium" Plate "Millenium" Mark



Shown here is a 14.5 inch by 11 inch platter made by T&J Bevington & Co. (1817-1824) in Swansea, Wales. Pictured also is the source print from which it was copied, "Remains of an Ancient building Near Firoz Shah's Cotilla, Delhi" from Oriental Scenery by Thomas and William Daniell, 1795.

"Monopteros" Plate "Monopteros"

"Moses On Mount Sinai" 

Found on an 8 inch plate, this pattern is part of a series entitled "Scripture Illustrations."  Another item in the series, "The Faith of Abraham,"can be found in the pattern and source print database. The pattern was made by Knight Elkin & Bridgwood (1829-1840).

"Moses On Mount Sinai"  Plate 

"Moss Rose"

"Moss Rose" pattern printed in underglaze brown, pink and black by John & Job Jackson (1831-1835). This is an unusual color combination.

"Moss Rose" Plate

"Parisian Chateau"

This pattern, transfer-printed on a 10 inch plate, was made by Ralph Hall (& Co.) or (& Son) (1822-1849). It is part of a series that varies slightly from size to size.

"Parisian Chateau" Plate "Parisian Chateau" Mark


This 18.25 inch by 13 inch platter is printed in medium to dark blue with stylized shells and sea plants. The border is also designed with shells and sea plants surrounded by an underglaze blue line at the edge. The maker is unknown. The platter dates from around 1830.

"Shells" Plate

"Siege of Toulon"

Shown is an 11 inch by 9.25 inch reticulated tray from the Napoleon's Battles series by Charles James Mason & Co. (1826-1845). The name of this scene, Siege of Toulon, is printed near the bottom left of the center. The series is also found printed in blue, green, brown and pink with many Napoleonic scenes.

"Siege of Toulon" Plate "Siege of Toulon" Plate

"The Winemakers"

This pattern is printed in underglaze blue on a 9.5 inch square vegetable tureen base. So far the maker is unknown, but the pattern database suggests that the maker is John Denton Bagster. 

"The Winemakers" Plate


"Vesuvius" is found on an 8.5 inch plate.  It is part of a series, known as "Italian Scenery", made by Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1846).

"Vesuvius" Plate

"Water Lily"

"Water Lily" printed in underglaze blue by Wedgwood (1759 to the present).  According to Coysh and Henrywood in the Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880, the pattern is also known as Lotus.  The pattern was introduced in brown in 1808.  It was first printed in blue, with a change to the border, in 1811. 

"Water Lily" Plate

"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


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

Amaranth Plate Amaranth Mark


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


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