Patterns of the Month
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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.
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.
Shown is a 10.5 inch plate from the "Napoleon's Battles" series. It was made by Charles James Mason & Co. (1826-1845). It depicts "The Battle of "Austerlitz (the title of the battle is at the bottom of the central scene). The Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, is considered perhaps the greatest of Napoleon's victories.
Shown is a 5.25 inch saucer. It was made by R. Davies & Co. (1833-1844). The pattern illustrates the city of Christiania, which is now known as Oslo. Oslo was founded in the 11th century, but became known as Christiania to honor the Danish and Norwegian King Christian in the 17th century. The name reverted to Oslo in 1926. Oslo is the capital of Norway.
Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan
Shown is an 18.25 inch platter titled “Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan.” It was made by John Hall (& Sons) around 1825. The pattern is based on a print, “The Taj Mahal, Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan and his Queen” from the book “A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India” by Charles Ramus Forrest, which was published in 1824.