Pattern No: A8384

Pattern Name Design Type Designer Likely Design Date
Tree Banded - with a motif SC Talbot 1947

Notes

The image, a company information photograph, depicts pattern A8384. However, pattern A5561 is clearly an identical pattern and this would be a design created some eight years earlier. The reason for the two numbers (and, additionally, for a third, B109), is not known but the outbreak of war in Europe might provide an explanation: designs were created in the late 1930s but couldn’t be put into production until after the war had ended due to various restrictions, particularly in relation to the production of decorated ware. It may then have seemed appropriate to launch a full range of the pattern, with six colour variations, under a new set of numbers.
Whatever the number, the design featured in a number of publications: Pottery and Glass, May 1945; Pottery and Glass, March 1946; the Studio Year Book – Decorative Art, 1943-48 and also in British Potters and Pottery Today, Bunt 1956 (seemingly a rather late entry).

The relevant text on the rear of the photograph reads:
PATT. No.8384.* DESIGNER S.C.TALBOT.
TREE PRINTED IN BROWN. THE LEAVES PAINTED IN
GOLD. BANDED IN TWO SHADES FO BROWN.
* No ‘A’ prefix – assumed to be a spelling error.

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