Pattern No: A8464

Pattern Name Design Type Designer Likely Design Date
Not known Lustre - BC SC Talbot 1947

Notes

A company information photograph, as used in the advertisement shown here, has the following text on the back:
PATT.NO.A8464. DESIGNER S.C.TALBOT.
HANDPAINTED IN COPPER LUSTRE. GREEN AND CENTRE
OF FLOWERS IN PINK LUSTRE. THE FINISH IS IN
COPPER LUSTRE.

Many of the pots recorded for pattern A8464 have been in the USA, undoubtedly a reflection of the influence of the British government’s introduction of regulations concerning decorated pottery during the Second World War: the manufacture of decorated pots for the Home market was largely forbidden in order to encourage and develop export sales.

The small jug in the fifth image was known as a ‘Castle’ jug at Gray’s Pottery: see the website section Retailers, North America – USA, Skinners for more information on these jugs.

The multi-faceted bowls in the penultimate image are both 142mm/5½” diameter. The ‘plain’ one on the left has a Clipper N5 backstamp (in use from 1945-50), whereas the souvenir bowl on the right must have been made in 1957. It figures in Sam Margolin’s treatise Ceramic Souvenirs of the 1907 Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, Ceramics in America 2008. Why Gray’s Pottery produced the souvenir with a ten-years-old design is unknown.

The pattern appeared regularly in Gray’s Pottery advertisements in Pottery Gazette from April 1948 to February 1950 (see the Adverts section).

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Images

J&H Stamp
mel-ll
Originator (in the USA) unknown
Originator (in the USA) unknown
Originator (in the USA) unknown
Left: originator unknown
Right: © Chipstone Collection, University of Wisconsin
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