Pattern No: 1696

Pattern Name Design Type Designer Likely Design Date
Not known Early designs Not known 1919


This design incorporates motifs on an oriental theme – patterns 1598, 1751 and 1762 have a similar treatment.

Gray’s Pottery produced mounted biscuit barrels from 1915 through to 1921, a period when this table/sideboard accessory must have been very much in vogue. The mounts (the metalwork rim and handle) are usually EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver) and are held on to the pot with a plaster-of-Paris cement.
The shapes of both the pots and the mounts vary considerably, as seen by some examples in the group image of eight barrels (and which includes a 1934 cane-handled example).

Similar Patterns

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All the barrels here with metal lids and handles have pattern designs dating from 1915 to the early 1920s and show the typical style of 'mounted' ware of this period. Biscuit barrels were undoubtedly popular!
Patterns: clockwise, from 1581 (purple, at left), 1705, 1699, 1504, 1922, 958, A1660, 1989
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