Church Works and Broad Street Works
'Alhambra' Jugs and derivatives

According to the Art-Union magazine for May 1845, which announced the new jug, the design came from a study of Murphy's Alhambra, which contained engravings of decoration of the Moorish palace in Granada, Spain.1
A honey pot of the same moulded design may be found here.

 

Church and Cobden Works

William Ridgway, Son, & Co.

'Alhambra' ~ Stone

Pattern 2315

 

Broad Street Works

Francis Morley & Co.

'Zamara No. 3'

 

Church Works and Cobden Works Patterns

 

'Alhambra' ~ Stone

The jug. Stone coloured earthenware.

Alhambra jug stone side

Alhambra jug stone base

Alhambra jug stone marks

The impressed mark reads: "RIDGWAY, SON & Co.".
The impressed "12" is the size of the jug, and refers to the number in a potters' dozen.
The other mark is probably a moulder's tally mark.

Photos © Jim Mcauliffe 2019

 

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Pattern 2315

This pattern is important because it can be dated. The 'Alhambra' shape jug was reported in the Art-Union magazine for May 1845, so this pattern was probably issued around that time, or shortly after.1

A teapot of the same pattern may be found here.

The jug. Earthenware.

Pattern 2315 jug top

Pattern 2315 jug side

Pattern 2315 jug base and marks

Photos © Jim Mcauliffe 2019

 

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Broad Street Works Patterns

All entries from the factory pattern description books are reproduced courtesy of The Wedgwood Museum Trust.

 

'Zamara No. 3'

In the Francis Morley & Co. 'Description Book for 1850' 'Zamara' is listed as having 6 variants in the named and numbered series. For No.3:
'Zamara No.3 Printed in pink, painted in M[att] blue buff & green.

The jug is 203mm wide, lip to handle, and 226mm tall. Earthenware.

Zamara No. 3 jug left side

Zamara No. 3 jug lip side

Zamara No. 3 jug right side

Zamara No. 3 jug handle side

Zamara No. 3 jug top

Zamara No. 3 jug base

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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Notes

1. See R. K. Henrywood, Relief-Moulded Jugs 1820-1900 (1984), pp.79-80.

 

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