Patterns of the Month
18,112 patterns and 1,119 sources and still growing.
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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.
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.