Pattern number: 8723
Projected design date: 1930
Pattern number: A8526
Projected design date: 1948
Layebands and/or 20th Century
Pattern number: 8286
Projected design date: 1929
Similar patterns: A3040
Comments: Sold by Heal’s in London. This pattern takes its name from the actress Evelyn Laye CBE (1900-1996) who said that it was designed and made for her in about 1929.
This pattern seems to have been in production for many years and was originally known as LAYEBANDS but has been recorded with a late Clipper backstamp (1933-50) and the printed words 20TH.CENTURY
Pattern number: 5156
Projected design date: 1924/5
Pattern number: various (see below)
Projected design date: 1915-1919
Similar patterns: 859, 958, 990, 1125, 1305, 1307, 1309, 1311, 1315, 1363, 1509, 1542, 1614, 1615
Comments: The Sèvres Marbling design was registered with the Patent Office in May 1915 – No 646904. The registration document merely shows the ‘marble’ effect which, as seen in this illustration, exists in a variety of forms, including hand-gilt and sgraffito, each having a different pattern number.
Pattern number: not known
Projected design date: 1911
Comments: The following teams have been recorded on both typical ‘crested’ type china as well as on a beaker:
Aston Villa, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers, Bradford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Bromwich Albion, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Gainsborough Trinity, Grimsby Town, Huddersfield Town, Leeds City, Leicester Fosse, Luton Town, Manchester United, New Brompton, Newcastle United, Northampton, Notts County, Queen’s Park Rangers, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Ham United, Wolverhampton, Woolwich Arsenal.
Seventeen different footballer images have been recorded on twenty-three different ‘crested china’ shapes plus one small beaker. It is highly likely that these shapes were bought from Birks Rawlins & Co, Vine Pottery, Stoke-upon-Trent (see The Vine Pottery by Peter S Goodfellow, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2006)