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Patterns of the Month: Floral

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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Fruit and Flowers

Fruit and Flowers

Fruit and Flowers markSeen is a 10 inch plate known as Fruit and Flowers. It was made by Thomas Mayer (1826-1838) around 1828. To learn more about this pattern, see the pattern and source print database.

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Sunflower

Sunflower

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." To learn more about this pattern, see the pattern and source print database.

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coronation plate

"Coronation"

coronation markShown here is a 7.12 inch plate printed in the Coronation pattern by Ralph & James Clews (1814-1834).  It depicts a lovely still-life of English goldfinch, vase, fruit and flowers on a table. The fruit, flowers and vase vary on each size and shape. To learn more about this pattern, see the pattern and source print database.

Cambrian Rose plate

"Blown Rose"

Cambrian Rose markShown here is an 8 inch plate printed in what is know as the Blown Rose pattern by G.M. & C.J. Mason (1813-1826). The pattern is the same on all of the items in the dinner service. It was also produced with pink, green and orange clobbering. To learn more about this pattern, see the pattern and source print database.

Asiatic Plants Plate

"Asiatic Plants"

Asiatic Plants mark thumbnailAsiatic Plants pattern exampleHere is a 10.38 inch plate in the "Asiatic Plants" series by William Ridgway (1830-1834). Each size shows a slightly different center surrounded by a lace-like border. It was a popular pattern that is found on dinner and dessert wares printed in many colors and color combinations. To learn more about this pattern, see the pattern and source print database.

Mark"Wedgwood Botanical"
The Botanical patterns were among the earliest to be used by Wedgwood for underglaze blue printing. First produced in 1808-9, the patterns were based on illustrations in various contemporary botanical magazines, including the Botanist's Repository, Paradisus Londinensis and the Botanical Magazine. Seen here is an 8 inch plate in the series.

Plate

Mark"French Groups" Plate, 10.25 inches by an unknown maker.  The pattern is part of a series that depicts different floral groups in the center united by birds and flowers in the border.  To learn more about the series and to see more patterns, search "French Groups" in the pattern and source print database.

Plate
Mosaic Tracery
MarkPlate, 10 inches.  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.  For more information about this pattern,  see "Mosaic Tracery" in the database.
Minton Plate
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. For more information about the pattern, take a look at Botanical Vase - Minton in the pattern and source print database
Brusnwick Star
"Brunswick Star" printed in underglaze brown by an unknown maker circa 1835.
The pattern is also printed in purple (and perhaps in other colors)
"Moss Rose"
"Moss Rose" pattern printed in underglaze brown, pink and black by John & Job Jackson (1831-1835). This is an unusual color combination.
Jasmine
"Jasmine." Shown on an earthenware dinner plate with gadrooned edge, it is marked with both an impressed and a printed SPODE mark. The pattern is printed underglaze in blue and shades of warm brown. It is Spode's pattern B118 which was introduced in 1825. The Jasmine flower itself, for which the pattern gets its name, is actually found in the border.  This pattern can be found on the TCC pattern and source print database.
"Water Lily"

"Water Lily" printed in underglaze blue by Wedgwood (1759 to the present).  According to Coysh and Henrywood in the Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880, the pattern is also known as Lotus.  The pattern was introduced in brown in 1808.  It was first printed in blue, with a change to the border, in 1811. 

Etruscan Pattern
"Etruscan Festoon" by William Ridgway & Co., printed in underglaze yellow and black, Staffordshire circa 1835. This pattern is also seen in blue and black and pink and black.


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