patterns

Oh, you pretty things!

This lovely plate was made by Thomas Dimmock and sons, who operated from 1828 to 1859 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
This lovely plate was made by Thomas Dimmock and sons, who operated from 1828 to 1859 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Today for your viewing pleasure, we present a selection of interesting, unusual and aesthetically pleasing ceramics from Christchurch sites. Enjoy!

This plate fragment, decorated with the Vignette pattern, was also made by Thomas Dimmock & Sons (evident from the D in the maker's mark and the imprinted initials), dating its manufacture to the same 1828-1859 period. Image: J. Garland.
This plate fragment, decorated with the Vignette pattern, was also made by Thomas Dimmock & Sons (evident from the D in the maker's mark and the imprinted initials), dating its manufacture to the same 1828-1859 period. Image: J. Garland.
A side plate transfer printed with the 'Lucerne' pattern. This plate was made by ....
A side plate transfer printed with the 'Lucerne' pattern. This plate was made by ....
A small cup, printed with the words "A PRESENT FOR MY DEAR GIRL" and a rabbit motif. Image: J. Garland
A small cup, printed with the words "A PRESENT FOR MY DEAR GIRL" and a rabbit motif. Image: J. Garland
A side plate, decorated with the Cable pattern and made by Pinder Bourne & Co (1862-1882).
A side plate, decorated with the Cable pattern and made by Pinder Bourne & Co (1862-1882).
Part of a chamberpot decorated with a picnic scene. Image: J. Garland.
Part of a chamberpot decorated with a picnic scene. Image: J. Garland.
This piece is particularly interesting, marked as it is with 'Sydenham House, Christchurch' on the base, along with the name of the manufacturer (Copeland) and pattern registration diamond. Image: J. Garland.
This piece is particularly interesting, marked as it is with 'Sydenham House, Christchurch' on the base, along with the name of the manufacturer (Copeland) and pattern registration diamond. Image: J. Garland.
Something about pattern..... Image: J. Garland
Something about pattern..... Image: J. Garland
Unknown pattern, but pretty.
Unknown pattern, but pretty.
This J. J. & Co plate is decorated with the delightfully named Spangle pattern. The plate dates to....
This J. J. & Co plate is decorated with the delightfully named Spangle pattern. The plate dates to....
A set of three saucers and at least one teacup, decorated with..... Image: J. Garland.
A set of three saucers and at least one teacup, decorated with..... Image: J. Garland.
This saucer, decorated with the Foliage pattern, was made by Pinder, Bourne & Co (1862-1882). Image: J. Garland.
This saucer, decorated with the Foliage pattern, was made by Pinder, Bourne & Co (1862-1882). Image: J. Garland.
We found the same pattern (made by the same potters) on another vessel from the same feature, only in green this time. Image: J. Garland.
We found the same pattern (made by the same potters) on another vessel from the same feature, only in green this time. Image: J. Garland.
Side plate decorated with the Doric pattern and made by the Davenport Pottery of Staffordshire. Seems to date to c. 1815-1850. Image: J. Garland.
Side plate decorated with the Doric pattern and made by the Davenport Pottery of Staffordshire. Seems to date to c. 1815-1850. Image: J. Garland.
Decorated with the Chantilly pattern and made by ...
Decorated with the Chantilly pattern and made by ...

Jessie Garland

References

Adamson, J. & Bader, H-D. 2008. Archaeological Excavation Report on the Street Homestead, Penrod Drive, Bell Block, Taranaki.  Unpublished Report prepared by Geometria Ltd.

Brooks, A., 2005. An Archaeological Guide to British Ceramics in Australia 1788-1901. Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology and the La Trobe University Archaeology Program, Sydney & Melbourne.

Coysh, A. W. & Henrywood, R. K., 1982. The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery, 1780-1880, Vol 1. Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk.

Coysh, A. W. & Henrywood, R. K., 1989. The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery, 1780-1880, Vol. 2. Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk.

Godden, G., 1964. Encyclopaedia of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks. Herbert Jenkins, London.

The Potteries, 2014. [online] Available at www.thepotteries.org