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Patterns of the Month: Chinoiserie

Each month we feature a new pattern from our Pattern and Source Print Database and archive them on these pages by category.

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Dagger Border Class V

Chinese Dragon

Shown is a 9.25 inch soup plate printed in blue with a Chinese dragon.  A pseudo Chinese mark is printed on the back.  The pattern is based on a Chinese original design. 

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Dagger Border Class V

Dagger Border Class V

Dagger Border Class V

Shown is an earthenware 8 inch plate in the pattern known as "Dagger Border Class V." It was made by Wood & Caldwell (1790-1818), and is based on a Chinese hand-painted porcelain original.

left: Wood & Caldwell 8 inch plate in the Dagger Border Class V pattern
right:
The hand-painted Chinese Export hand-painted pattern, which is the source of the Dagger Border pattern.

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Dagger Border Class V

BROSELEY DRAGON

BROSELEY DRAGON

Shown is an 8.5 inch dessert plate in the Broseley Dragon pattern; ca. 1800-1805. It was made by the Coalport Porcelain Works (John Rose & Co.) 1795 to the present.

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Long Eliza plate

"Lange Lijsen, Jumping Boy, or Long Eliza pattern"

markShown here is a Spode plate in the Lange Lijsen pattern, ca. 1810-1833. It was copied from a Chinese hand-painted pattern from the K'ang Hsi period, ca. 1700-1722.

The 4 inch miniature plate seen here is a Chinese hand-painted pattern with a simple version of the LonLong Eliza Chinese painted miniatrure plateg Eliza or Jumping Boy center pattern. The border is not elaborate on such a small piece.

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"Buffalo"

spode markShown on a 9.63 inch plate, this pattern was made by Spode and many other factories. Inspired by an original Chinese export porcelain design, it was one of the earliest and most popular Chinoiserie patterns. Another name for the pattern is Boy on Buffalo. Members only: for more information about this pattern and to see other Buffalo plate Chinese originalsimilar patterns, search the Pattern and Source Print Database.

Apothecary thumbnail

"The Apothecary"

Apothecary source print thumbnailThis lovely Chinoiserie pattern by an unknown maker is found on a 12.5 inch by 10 inch platter in a pattern called The Apothecary. It is printed in black and painted in orange, apricot, brown, blue, yellow, green and pink. The pattern is copied from the work of the artist Jean Pillement, which is found in a facsimile copy of "The Ladies Amusement: Whole Art of Japanning Made Easy" by Robert Sayer, c. 1759.  For more information about this pattern, see the Pattern and Source Print Database.

Chinoiserie saucer
"New Hall Chinoiserie saucer"
Shown is a Chinoiserie pattern on a 5.75 inch saucer that was made by New Hall (1782-1835). It is printed on porcelain with a charmingly naive pattern that includes a large lion among chinamen and pagodas! To see similarly decorated patterns, search "Chinoiserie / Printed Patterns on Porcelain with Color Added" in the Pattern and Source Print Database.
Fisherman plate
"Fisherman," possibly by Minton (1793-1872),  is found on a  9.25 inch plate.  The pattern dates from around 1805.  For more information about this pattern, see Fisherman - Minton in the Pattern and Source Print Database.

Plate
Saucer, 5 inches

Porcelain Original
Original

Willow Nankin 
Saucer, 5 inches. A Caughley (1775-1779) porcelain Willow Nankin pattern that is copied almost exactly from the Chinese original, which is known as Two Birds.  To learn more about this early Willow pattern, see Willow Nankin in the database
Chinese Market Stall Platter

"Chinese Market Stall." Maker Unknown. This pattern is shown on a pearlware well and tree platter measuring 13 5/8” by 18 1/4” and is printed in underglaze blue with overglaze clobbering in shades of rust red and ochre enameling on the edge. The added coloring is unusual on a pattern of this type. Found on the back is an impressed “18” mark indicating the size of the dish and a blue hand painted “X” printer's mark. The border incorporates geometric shapes and picture medallions. Examples are known both with and without the name 'Wear Sc.' at the end of a fence in the design. [Not present on this piece.] The pattern is frequently attributed to Andrew Stevenson of Cobridge, Staffordshire, on the grounds of its resemblance to other marked similar patterns. This pattern can be found the TCC Pattern and Source Print Database.

Long Bridge Plate
Long Bridge pattern
9.50" pearlware blue-printed plate impressed mark: SWANSEA c. 1800-10 Pattern was also made by many other potteries.


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