Hanley, Staffordshire?

THE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERIES Pattern Books of original designs - Two volumes

Date: [ 1931 - 1939 ]

Two pottery design pattern books containing original water colours of designs used by Staffordshire potteries including Royal Crown Derby designs, Avon Ware etc. These two volumes reveal typical patterns for mid-range ware, hand painting and gilding applied over transfer print outlines in some cases. Each item has an allocated number. Book One 1931 number 4436-5426 with details of glazes and images given for each piece. Book Two similarly is numbered 6563-7544. The pottery is not identified but may have been in Hanley. In the first book emphasis is on art deco designs whilst the second book is more wide ranging including classic “Cottage Gate” and “Willow Bridge” designs. Together they indicate how over almost a decade there was a dilution of art deco style towards more populist forms. The books are cloth bound, frayed at all edges and the spine of volume one is called for. Marbled end papers, stiff card pages. 4to. These books appear to have come from one of the lesser known potteries but the images reveal the wide range of clients served including the hotel market as well as retail clients. The images are all hand drawn. Their purpose was for use by the china painters, gilders, travellers and agents. It also meant that a matching item could be re-ordered if required.


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