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Early Hicks round 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 Patterns

Pattern 2

Pattern 5

Pattern 6?

Pattern 9

 

Pattern 2

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

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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

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Pattern 6?

There seems to be cause for 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. I took this initially to 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 pattern '2', without the number, so that seemed likely. It is possible that a plain version of the print, without the colouring was pattern '1', and the full colour version is pattern '6'. Pattern '21' is blue & white, and the coloured version is pattern '24', so a similar relationship between patterns '1' and '6' is possible, but I have never seen a blue & white version of 'Gold Bird'. If anyone has knowledge of a blue & white version I would be pleased to hear of it.

Davenport also made a version of this print.

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

Pattern 6? dinner plate front

Pattern 6? dinner plate back

Pattern 6? dinner plate backstamp and pattern number?

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

Pattern 6? soup plate front

Pattern 6? soup plate back

Pattern 6? soup plate backstamp

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

Pattern 6? dessert plate front

Pattern 6? dessert plate back

Pattern 6? dessert plate backstamp

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Pattern 9

The tureen stand is 178mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 9 tureen stand front

Pattern 9 tureen stand back

Pattern 9 tureen stand backstamp

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