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Pastoral/Genre Designs

Unless stated otherwise, all vessels shown are plates.




Ruth Saloon (18BC79)
Feature 5 - Privy
c. 1829-1837

(Household of Francis Whittington, upper middle class family)

Pearlware common shape cup printed underglaze in medium blue.  Matching pearlware saucers.  Four matching saucers and two matching cups in assemblage.  3.75” cup rim diameter, 2.5” cup vessel height. 5.5” saucer rim diameter, 1” saucer vessel height. Pearlware common shape cup printed underglaze in medium blue.  Matching pearlware saucers.  Four matching saucers and two matching cups in assemblage.  3.75” cup rim diameter, 2.5” cup vessel height. 5.5” saucer rim diameter, 1” saucer vessel height. Pearlware common shape cup printed underglaze in medium blue.  Matching pearlware saucers.  Four matching saucers and two matching cups in assemblage.  3.75” cup rim diameter, 2.5” cup vessel height. 5.5” saucer rim diameter, 1” saucer vessel height. Pearlware saucer printed underglaze in blue. Design based on print entitled “Nuneham Courtenay, Bridge and Cottage”  by S. Owen and published in 1811. Continuous repeating floral border of wild roses. This pattern was used by most major and many minor potteries in the second quarter of the nineteenth century (Coysh and Henrywood 1982, 1989). This design, although based on a print of an actual location, is a better fit in the Pastoral category, for its rural location and fishing theme.Pearlware saucer printed underglaze in blue. Design based on print entitled “Nuneham Courtenay, Bridge and Cottage”  by S. Owen and published in 1811. Continuous repeating floral border of wild roses. This pattern was used by most major and many minor potteries in the second quarter of the nineteenth century (Coysh and Henrywood 1982, 1989). This design, although based on a print of an actual location, is a better fit in the Pastoral category, for its rural location and fishing theme. Pearlware saucer printed underglaze in blue. Design based on print entitled “Nuneham Courtenay, Bridge and Cottage”  by S. Owen and published in 1811. Continuous repeating floral border of wild roses. This pattern was used by most major and many minor potteries in the second quarter of the nineteenth century (Coysh and Henrywood 1982, 1989). This design, although based on a print of an actual location, is a better fit in the Pastoral category, for its rural location and fishing theme.

Pearlware common shape cup printed underglaze in medium blue
with central bird image. Continuous repeating floral border,
common 1820-1836. Matching pearlware saucers.  Four
matching saucers and two matching cups in assemblage.
3.75” cup rim diameter, 2.5” cup vessel height.
5.5” saucer rim diameter, 1” saucer vessel height.


Pearlware saucer printed underglaze in blue.  Design based on print
entitled  “Nuneham Courtenay, Bridge and Cottage” by S. Owen
and published in 1811 (shown on far right).  Continuous repeating
floral border of wild roses. Complete example in center is from
a private collecion. This pattern was used by most major and many
minor potteries in the second quarter of the nineteenth century
(Coysh and Henrywood 1982, 1989).

This design, although based on a print of an actual location, is a better fit in
the Pastoral category, for its rural location and fishing theme.

Pearlware London-shape cup and saucer reverse printed in dark blue. Printed mark on reverse of saucer with Christmas Eve (pattern name) and manufacturer (Clews). 4” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height; 5.75” saucer rim diameter; 1” saucer height. Note impressed asterisk mark in center of printed mark. Also impressed maker’s mark for James and Ralph Clews (1814-1834), Cobridge.    Pearlware London-shape cup and saucer reverse printed in dark blue. Printed mark on reverse of saucer with Christmas Eve (pattern name) and manufacturer (Clews). 4” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height; 5.75” saucer rim diameter; 1” saucer height. Note impressed asterisk mark in center of printed mark. Also impressed maker’s mark for James and Ralph Clews (1814-1834), Cobridge.    Pearlware London-shape cup and saucer reverse printed in dark blue. Printed mark on reverse of saucer with Christmas Eve (pattern name) and manufacturer (Clews). 4” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height; 5.75” saucer rim diameter; 1” saucer height. Note impressed asterisk mark in center of printed mark. Also impressed maker’s mark for James and Ralph Clews (1814-1834), Cobridge.    Pearlware London-shape cup and saucer reverse printed in dark blue. Printed mark on reverse of saucer with Christmas Eve (pattern name) and manufacturer (Clews). 4” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height; 5.75” saucer rim diameter; 1” saucer height. Note impressed asterisk mark in center of printed mark. Also impressed maker’s mark for James and Ralph Clews (1814-1834), Cobridge.

Pearlware London-shape cup and saucer reverse printed in dark blue. Continuous repeating floral border, common 1820-1836.
Printed mark on reverse of saucer with Christmas Eve (pattern name) and manufacturer (Clews).  4” cup rim diameter;  2.5” cup height;
5.75” saucer rim diameter; 1” saucer height. Complete example from a private collection shown on right.

Note impressed asterisk mark in center of printed mark. Also impressed maker’s mark for James and Ralph Clews (1814-1834), Cobridge.

Shown on a 5 inch saucer. Men converse in front of a timbered, thatched house that has an outside bench and, possibly, an inn sign projecting from the gable on the right. The fence beyond the house suggests that this is a public building, probably an inn. The border is made up of repeated roses. An unrecorded pattern by an unknown maker, it has a TCC assigned name. Complete example from a Priv. Coll.  Shown on a 5 inch saucer. Men converse in front of a timbered, thatched house that has an outside bench and, possibly, an inn sign projecting from the gable on the right. The fence beyond the house suggests that this is a public building, probably an inn. The border is made up of repeated roses. An unrecorded pattern by an unknown maker, it has a TCC assigned name. Complete example from a Priv. Coll.

Pearlware small plate underglaze printed in medium blue. Continuous repeating floral border. 6.25” rim diameter, .75” vessel height. Pearlware saucer underglaze printed in medium blue.  Continuous repeating floral border.  One of two matching saucer from this assemblage. 5.00” rim diameter, 1.00” vessel height.

Shown on a 5 inch saucer. Men converse in front of a timbered,
thatched house that has an outside bench and, possibly, an inn sign
projecting from the gable on the right. The fence beyond the house
suggests that this is a public building, probably an inn. The border
is made up of continuous repeated roses. An unrecorded pattern by an
unknown maker, it has a TCC assigned name. Complete example
from a private collection shown on right.

Pearlware small plate underglaze
printed in medium blue.
Continuous repeating floral
border. 6.25” rim diameter,
.75” vessel height.

Pearlware saucer underglaze
printed in medium blue.
Continuous repeating floral
border. One of two matching
saucers from this assemblage.
5.00” rim diameter,
1.00” vessel height.

 

Pearlware small plate underglaze printed in medium blue.  Continuous repeating floral border.  6.25” rim diameter, 0.5” vessel height. Pearlware saucer underglaze printed in medium blue in Milkmaid pattern.  Continuous repeating floral border.   One of two matching vessels from this assemblage.  This piece is unmarked, but identical pattern and border have been found with the mark of Thomas Rathbone & Co., 1810 – 1845, Portobello, Scotland.  5.00” rim diameter, 1.00” vessel height. Pearlware teapot printed underglaze in medium blue.  Scene shows a shepherd and sheep in a country estate setting.   Continuous repeating floral border.  Transferware Collector’s Club named this pattern “Elegant Shepherd Boy”. 3.5” base diameter.    Pearlware teapot printed underglaze in medium blue.  Scene shows a shepherd and sheep in a country estate setting.   Continuous repeating floral border.  Transferware Collector’s Club named this pattern “Elegant Shepherd Boy”. 3.5” base diameter.

Pearlware small plate underglaze
printed in medium blue. 
Continuous repeating floral
border.  6.25” rim diameter,
0.5” vessel height.

Pearlware saucer underglaze
printed in medium blue in
Milkmaid pattern.  Continuous
repeating floral border.  One of
two matching vessels from this
assemblage.  This piece is
unmarked, but identical pattern
and border have been found with
the mark of Thomas Rathbone &
Co., 1810 – 1845, Portobello,
Scotland.  5.00” rim diameter,
1.00” vessel height.

Pearlware teapot printed underglaze in medium blue.  Scene
shows a shepherd and sheep in a country estate setting.  
Continuous repeating floral border.  Transferware Collector’s
Club named this pattern “Elegant Shepherd Boy”.
3.5” base diameter.

Pearlware common shape bowl printed underglaze in medium blue.  Scene shows a shepherd and sheep in a country estate setting. Transferware Collector’s Club named this pattern “Elegant Shepherd Boy”. 6.75” rim diameter; 3.5” vessel height.   Pearlware common shape bowl printed underglaze in medium blue.  Scene shows a shepherd and sheep in a country estate setting. Transferware Collector’s Club named this pattern “Elegant Shepherd Boy”. 6.75” rim diameter; 3.5” vessel height. Pearlware London shaped handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue with pastoral/genre scene of girl and sheep.  Field dots form background.  Continuous repeating floral interior rim.  No known pattern name or maker. One of a set of two identical cups from this assemblage. Example of similar complete image on right from a private collector.  Pearlware London shaped handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue with pastoral/genre scene of girl and sheep.  Field dots form background.  Continuous repeating floral interior rim.  No known pattern name or maker. One of a set of two identical cups from this assemblage. Example of similar complete image on right from a private collector.

Pearlware common shape bowl printed underglaze in medium blue.
Scene shows a shepherd and sheep in a country estate setting.
Transferware Collector’s Club named this pattern “Elegant
Shepherd Boy”. 6.75” rim diameter; 3.5” vessel height.

Pearlware London shaped handled cup printed underglaze
in medium blue with pastoral/genre scene of girl and sheep.
Field dots form background.  Continuous repeating floral
interior rim.  No known pattern name or maker. One of a set
of two identical cups from this assemblage. Example of
similar complete image on right from a private collector.

Pearlware London shape bowl printed underglaze in medium blue with pastoral scene.  Same scene on both sides of bowl.  Continuous repeating floral border. 6.5” rim diameter; 3” vessel height.   Pearlware London shape bowl printed underglaze in medium blue with pastoral scene.  Same scene on both sides of bowl.  Continuous repeating floral border. 6.5” rim diameter; 3” vessel height. Pearlware handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue with genre scene.  Continuous repeating floral interior rim. 4” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height.  Pearlware handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue with genre scene.  Continuous repeating floral interior rim. 4” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height.

Pearlware London shape bowl printed underglaze in medium blue
with pastoral scene.  Same scene on both sides of bowl.  Continuous repeating floral border. 6.5” rim diameter; 3” vessel height.

Pearlware handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue
with genre scene.  Continuous repeating floral interior rim.
4” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height.


Pearlware Canova shape handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue. One of two matching cups from this assemblage. 3.5” rim diameter; 2.25” vessel height. Middle image is cup interior. Image on right, a plate, whose pattern is called "The Footbride," is from a private collection.
   Pearlware Canova shape handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue. One of two matching cups from this assemblage. 3.5” rim diameter; 2.25” vessel height. Middle image is cup interior. Image on right, a plate, whose pattern is called "The Footbride," is from a private collection.    Pearlware Canova shape handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue. One of two matching cups from this assemblage. 3.5” rim diameter; 2.25” vessel height. Middle image is cup interior. Image on right, a plate, whose pattern is called "The Footbride," is from a private collection.

Pearlware Canova shape handled cup printed underglaze in medium blue. 
One of two matching cups from this assemblage. 3.5” rim diameter; 2.25” vessel height. Middle image is cup interior.
Image on right, a plate, whose pattern is called "The Footbridge," is from a private collection.

 

London shape pearlware cup underglaze printed in medium blue, scalloped rim. (3 views of cup shown here) 5.5” rim diameter; 3.25” vessel height.    London shape pearlware cup underglaze printed in medium blue, scalloped rim. (3 views of cup shown here) 5.5” rim diameter; 3.25” vessel height.    London shape pearlware cup underglaze printed in medium blue, scalloped rim. (3 views of cup shown here) 5.5” rim diameter; 3.25” vessel height.

London shape pearlware cup with scalloped rim and underglaze printed in medium blue.  (3 views of cup shown here)
5.5” rim diameter; 3.25” vessel height.


Bull's Head Tavern (18BC139)
Feature 9 - Privy
c. 1800 - 1850

Pearlware saucer printed underglaze in medium blue, 5.25" diameter. Pearlware saucer printed underglaze in medium blue, 5.25" diameter. Pearlware saucer printed underglaze in medium blue, 5.25" diameter. Porringer shape cup, pearlware printed underglaze in purple.

Pearlware saucer printed
underglaze in medium blue.
5.25" diameter.

Pearlware saucer printed
underglaze in medium blue.
5.25" diameter.
Pearlware saucer printed
underglaze in medium blue.
5.25" diameter.
Porringer shape cup, pearlware
printed underglaze in purple.

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Chinese export porcelain tea caddy from Federal Reserve, 18BC27. Mandarin pattern on Chinese export porcelain plate from Federal Reserve, 18BC27, Feature 16, Brick-lined privy. Overglaze painted porcelain handled cup from Ruth Saloon, 18BC79, Feature 5 - Privy, c. 1829-1837. Overglaze painted porcelain handled cup from Ruth Saloon, 18BC79, Feature 5 - Privy, c. 1829-1837. Chinese porcelain plate from Bull's Head Tavern, 18BC139, Feature 9 - Privy. Bone china mug with gold gilt rim, "Jane" painted in script on side. 2.5" diameter, 2.5" tall. Bone china London shape handled cup.  Painted overglaze with brownish maroon floral motifs. Floral sprigs on exterior (3), & rim band interior of pink & maroon flowers, pink luster details, 3.5" rim diameter, 1 7/8" base dia. Bone china London shape handled cup.  Painted overglaze with brownish maroon floral motifs. Floral sprigs on exterior (3), & rim band interior of pink & maroon flowers, pink luster details, 3.5" rim diameter, 1 7/8" base dia. Bone china figurine of spaniel style dog, gold gilt on collar & mouth.  3.5" tall, impressed "3" on base. Bone china figurine of spaniel style dog, gold gilt on collar & mouth.  3.5" tall, impressed "3" on base. china-circa-1880-reconstructed. Bone china saucer with light blue floral sprig motif.  Note that the floral basket is enclosed within a larger molded motif. Bone china lid of unidentified vessel. Sprig molded in blue stained clay with floral & palm tree motif.   Two rectangular cut outs on rim at opposite sides, broken off central handle.  6 3/8" rim diameter. Bone china lid of unidentified vessel. Sprig molded in blue stained clay with floral & palm tree motif.   Two rectangular cut outs on rim at opposite sides, broken off central handle.  6 3/8" rim diameter. Bone china small plate bat printed with motif of woman and child playing a game. 6” rim diameter. Paste shot of bone china. Bone china cup and saucer painted overglaze with luster floral motif.  Painted luster wares typical of period between 1815 and the 1860s. Saucer has 5.5” rim diameter and cup has 2.5” rim diameter. Bone china cup and saucer painted overglaze with luster floral motif.  Painted luster wares typical of period between 1815 and the 1860s. Saucer has 5.5” rim diameter and cup has 2.5” rim diameter. English bone china saucer with painted overglaze enamels and pink luster in a floral motif. 5.75” rim diameter. Bone china saucer with a light blue grape sprig molded motif that has been embellished with copper luster.  A matching cup was also found in the same archaeological context.  The luster embellishment is quite crudely done – some areas of the sprig mold were missed altogether. Bone china handled cup in London shape, with painted overglaze enamelled shamrock motif in pink and green. 3.75” rim diameter, 2” vessel height.  This vessel is heavily stained, possibly from tea or coffee.  This staining is a characteristic of bone china. Bone china handled cup in London shape, with painted overglaze enamelled shamrock motif in pink and green. 3.75” rim diameter, 2” vessel height.  This vessel is heavily stained, possibly from tea or coffee.  This staining is a characteristic of bone china. Bone china small plate with blue grape sprig molded motif. English bone china handled cup with sprig molded leaf motif highlighted with luster. 3” rim diameter. English bone china handled cup with sprig molded leaf motif highlighted with luster. 3” rim diameter. English bone china pressed multi-sided cup with painted overglaze decoration. Note staining on cup typical of bone china.  3.25” rim diameter, 2.5” vessel height. English bone china pressed multi-sided cup with painted overglaze decoration. Note staining on cup typical of bone china.  3.25” rim diameter, 2.5” vessel height. Bone china lid to unidentified vessel, bisque fired waster with molded leaf motif from George Miller Waster Collecion. Bone china, bisque fired waster from George Miller Waster Collecion. Molded motif. 1.15” base diameter. Bone china toy sized Canova shape cup, bisque fired waster, undecorated from George Miller Waster Collecion. 1.6” rim diameter, 1” vessel height.