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Hicks 'No.2' table shape

This shape is referred to in the factory pattern books as 'No. 2 shape', or 'No. 5 shape', which is, as you can see below, the same thing.

Hicks & Meigh

Pattern 1

Pattern 2

Pattern 3

Pattern 5

Pattern 6

Pattern 8

Pattern 9 polychrome

Pattern 13

G. L. Ashworth & Bros. Ltd.

'Mason's No. 1'

Pattern C/3538

 

Pattern 1

There has been some argument about the number of this pattern. The vast majority of pieces I have seen have no number at all. The pattern is, however, listed elsewhere on the web as number 6, and certainly the one piece that I have with a number on it, has a "6" written in green. The discovery of a plate of the real Pattern 6 does, however, mean that the handwritten "6" must be a tally mark. The print is called 'Gold Bird' in the factory pattern and pattern description books, but, by the time they were compiled, the print had moved on to different shapes, so they are of no help in confirming the number. In the factory engraving department, which I visited just before the factory closed, the print was referred to as 'Mason's No. 1'. I therefore took '1' to be the pattern number. Certainly the backstamp is identical to that on Patterns 2 and 3, without the number, so that seems probable.

For other wares with the same print see the 'Gold Bird' page.

Davenport and Mason's also made versions of this print, but on examples from both of those factories the legs of the bird are not visible.

The dinner plate is 247mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 1 dinner plate front

Pattern 1 dinner plate back

Pattern 1 dinner plate backstamp and pattern number?

The soup plate is 250mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 1 soup plate front

Pattern 1 soup plate back

Pattern 1 soup plate backstamp

The dessert plate or twiffler is 212mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 1 dessert plate front

Pattern 1 dessert plate back

Pattern 1 dessert plate backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 2

The well & tree meat dish is 533mm long and 407mm wide. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 2 well and tree meat dish front

Pattern 2 well and tree meat dish rear

Pattern 2 well and tree meat dish backstamp

Photos © Geoffrey Jackson Antiques 2020

The dinner plate is 245mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 2 dinner plate front

Pattern 2 dinner plate back

Pattern 2 dinner plate backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 3

The dinner plate is 250mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 3 dinner plate front

Pattern 3 dinner plate back

Pattern 3 dinner plate marks

The small green circle is probably a painter's tally mark.

Photos © Kenneth H. Carleton 2021

 

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Pattern 5

The dinner plate is 250mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 5 dinner plate front

Pattern 5 dinner plate back

Pattern 66 dinner plate backstamp and pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 6

The covered vegetable dish is 311mm across handles. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 6 vegetable dish and cover side

Pattern 6 vegetable dish and cover side detail

Pattern 6 vegetable dish and cover handle end

Pattern 6 vegetable dish and cover handle base detail

Pattern 6 vegetable dish and cover handle top detail

Pattern 6 vegetable dish cover top

Pattern 6 vegetable dish cover base

Pattern 6 vegetable dish cover mark

Pattern 6 vegetable dish body inner detail

Pattern 6 vegetable dish body base

Pattern 6 vegetable dish body mark

Photos © Anonymous 2021

The dinner plate is 250mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 6 dinner plate front

Pattern 6 dinner plate back

Pattern 6 dinner plate backstamp

Photos © Calin Crumov 2019

 

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Pattern 8

The soup plate is 241mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 8 soup plate front

Pattern 8 soup plate back

Pattern 8 soup plate backstamp

Photos © Robert Hawker 2021

 

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Pattern 9 polychrome

By the time the pattern books start the factory had evolved a numbering system whereby the addition of colour necessitated either a new pattern number or at least a suffix number added to the original number. There is, however, no evidence that happened here. The plates bear the original number with no alteration. Pattern 9 had ceased to be made when the first pattern book was compiled so there is no reference to it.

The dinner plate is 254mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 9 polychrome dinner plate front

Pattern 9 polychrome dinner plate back

Pattern 9 polychrome dinner plate marks

Photos © Kenneth H. Carleton 2021

 

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Pattern 13

The large meat dish is 533mm long and 432mm wide. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 13 meat dish front

Pattern 13 meat dish front detail

Pattern 13 meat dish back

Pattern 13 meat dish backstamp

Photos © Robert Hawker 2021

 

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'Mason's No. 1'

Ashworth's appear to have recreated the 'No. 2' shape particularly for the 'Mason's No. 1' pattern, which is itself a reisuue of Hicks & Meigh Pattern 1.

For other wares with the same print see the 'Gold Bird' page.

The sauce tureen is 8 inches wide across the handles, and 7 inches tall. Ironstone.

Mason's No. 1 tureen side

Mason's No. 1 tureen handle

Mason's No. 1 tureen base

Mason's No. 1 tureen marks

Note the painted "1" in the pattern number position under the backstamp.

Photos © Yvonne Penny 2020

The soup plate is 241mm in diameter. Ironstone.

Mason's No. 1 soup plate front

Mason's No. 1 soup plate side

Mason's No. 1 soup plate back

Mason's No. 1 soup plate marks

Note the painted "1" in the pattern number position under the backstamp.

Photos © Kenneth H. Carleton 2020

 

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Pattern C/3538

This is an unusual variant of the Mason's Blue Pheasant print dating to the end of the period of Cauldon Potteries Ltd. ownership.

The dessert plate is 210mm in diameter. Ironstone.

Pattern C/3538 dessert plate front

Pattern C/3538 dessert plate front detail

Pattern C/3538 dessert plate back

Pattern C/3538 dessert plate marks

The six inch muffin is 156mm in diameter. Ironstone.

Pattern C/3538 muffin front

Pattern C/3538 muffin back

Pattern C/3538 muffin marks

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2021

 

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