Pattern No: A8596

Pattern Name Design Type Designer Likely Design Date
Not known Print - enamelled prints Not known 1948


Most of the pots recorded 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 on the left in the second 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 fourth image is of a pot lid, an item which follows a 19th century tradition of cylindrical pots with decorated lids often containing medicinal ointments. Gray’s produced just the lids, for decorative purposes, sometimes framed in wood – often there are two holes on the back through which to tie a hanging string.

The verse within the lid of the cigarette box in the fifth image is No 10V – see the section Prints & Verses, Verses for more information.

The last image is of two pots from the 1820s and shows an earlier interpretation of Ye Olde Jug Inn, the main print of A8596, though there is no title on either of these examples.

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Originator unknown
Originator (in the USA) unknown
J Davies (NCS)
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