1911. Print. All black. 18mm diameter.

The Sports China design was registered with the Patent Office in 1911. Its number is 588114. Sports China items (Illustration 10)are typically small porcelain hollow-ware shapes such as bottles, flasks and urns. Each carries an enamelled print of a footballer in a particular team strip (eg Burnley, Fulham, Gainsborough Trinity, Manchester United). The team's achievements are printed in a panel on the reverse.