Pattern No: A8651

Pattern Name Design Type Designer Likely Design Date
Not known Lustre - splashed Not known 1948

Notes

This pattern is one of the earliest to use a wide range of Heath prints (see the Prints & Verses, Henry Heath section).
The Antique-shaped jugs (images 2, 3 and 4) show how different prints were used for the same pattern on the same jug shape.
The print on the jug in the third image is one of only two that clearly show the source as being a copper plate for a book-print: the poster on the wall is for ‘Drury Lane’ which can be discerned when looked at in a mirror.
The 190mm/7½” tall jug in the last image has the largest known Heath print, The Art of Tormenting 4(10), ‘A busy garden scene’, measuring 215mm/8½” x 140mm/5½”.

Most of the pots recorded have been in North America where Gray’s splashed lustre designs seemed to have been especially popular in the late 1940s and through into the early 1950s.

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 Antique-shaped jug in the fourth image has a sticker for the ‘House of 7 Gables’, an American historic home in Salem, Massachusetts.

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