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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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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


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


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

Napoleon's Battles

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.

Napoleon's Battles Plate Napoleon's Battles Napoleon's Battles Mark


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.

Oslo Plate Oslo Mark

Outdoor Ammusements

The pattern, Outdoor Amusements #01, is shown on an 18.5 inch high garden seat. The maker is unknown. Outdoor Amusements #02 is also in the database, as the top or seat features a different pattern.

Outdoor Ammusements Plate Outdoor Ammusements

Pashkov House, Moscow

The pattern on this 8.5 inch plate was copied from "View of a Street in Moscow, with the Magnificent Mansion of Pascof" by Edward Daniel Clarke, 1809. The maker of the pattern is unknown. It dates from around 1825.

Pashkov House, Moscow Plate Pashkov House, Moscow

Retreat from Waterloo

Shown is a 10 inch soup plate made by Copeland & Garrett (1833-1847). It is titled on the front of the plate, “Retreat from Waterloo,” and is part of the Wellington Series.

Retreat from Waterloo Plate Retreat from Waterloo MArk

St. John

Shown is an 11 inch plate titled “St. John”  by an unknown maker, ca. 1835.  It is from “The Sun Of Righteousness” series.

St. John Plate


Made by Spode (1770-1833), this rare all-over sheet-type floral pattern was printed underglaze in blue. The example shown here was produced with the background to the flowers entirely painted in gold. The pattern name, Sunflower, is also known as "Convolvulus."

Sunflower Plate 

The Sailor’s Return

Shown is a 10 inch plate titled “The Sailor’s Return,” maker unknown, ca. 1840. The pattern is printed in black and painted. 

The Sailor’s Return Plate

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.

Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan Plate Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan  Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan Mark

Zeus (Jupiter) in his Chariot

Here is a 10 inch plate made by Spode (1770-1833) in the Greek Pattern. It is part of a series where most sizes and shapes have a different center surrounded by the same border. This pattern depicts Zeus (Jupiter) in his Chariot. It is copied from the work of Wilhelm Tischbein, 1791.

Zeus (Jupiter) in his Chariot Plate Zeus (Jupiter) in his Chariot Mark

“Oriental Scenery” series

Shown is a 6.625 inch plate in John Hall (& Sons), 1814-1832, “Oriental Scenery” series. The pattern is from a series of Indian views, and this one is titled “City Of Benares.” It is copied from Charles Ramus Forrest’s book “A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India,” which was published in 1824.

“Oriental Scenery” series Plate “Oriental Scenery” series “Oriental Scenery” series Mark

“The Children of Flora”

Domed 5 inch polychrome or Prattware pot lid titled “The Children of Flora,” ca. 1860. Flora was a Roman goddess of flowers and the season of spring. The British children illustrated on this lid appear to be acting out the change of seasons.

“The Children of Flora” plate

"A Present From The Staffordshire Potteries"

Shown is a 7.75 inch pearlware plate titled "A Present From The Staffordshire Potteries." Children's patterns were often intended as rewards, christening gifts or souvenirs. This plate was probably a souvenir from the Potteries.

"A Present From The Staffordshire Potteries"  Plate


"A Ride On Carlo"

Found on a 7.25 inch plate, this pattern was made to delight and teach. Along with the alphabet on the border are clock numerals. The lucky child could learn to tell time as well as the ABCs. The actual pattern name is "Childrens (sic) Clock". The pattern was made by Brownhills Pottery (1872-1896).

"A Ride On Carlo" Plate

"ABC Song"

Children's plates and mugs were often given as rewards for good behavior, christening presents, and as teaching tools. Shown is an unusual pattern on a 7.5 inch plate which features the musical notes that are named for the first seven letters of the alphabet. These letter names are used over and over as you go up the piano keys: ABCDEFGABCDEFG.

"ABC Song" plate