The Apothecary


The ApothecaryThis pattern was inspired by a c. 1759 drawing by Jean-Baptiste Pillement, a French painter and designer whose importance lies primarily in the engravings done after his drawings, and their influence in spreading the Rococo style and particularly the taste for chinoiserie throughout Europe. This British transferware chinoiserie platter is an example of that. No recorded pattern name or manufacturer has been identified, so it has a TCC assigned name. It is pattern number 2176 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources, which also shows an arcaded and molded earthenware dessert plate in this pattern. Other Apothecary patterns in the database based on this source print can be seen by searching for "Ladies Amusement."