Misleading Pieces
Mason's

The patterns here are ones used at Lane Delph prior to the printing plates and moulds being sold to Francis Morley in 1848.

Miles Mason, Lane Delph, c.1800-1813
G. M. & C. J. Mason, Lane Delph, c.1813-1829
C. J. Mason & Co., Lane Delph, 1829-1845
C. J. Mason, Lane Delph, 1845-1848
In 1848 the Mason's printing plates and moulds were sold to Francis Morley at the Broad Street Works.
C. J. Mason, Lane Delph, c.1851-54

 

Mason's Pattern 1 Indian Grasshopper

This is the real Mason's Pattern 1 which, as can be seen, is not the pattern the Goddards and later owners referred to as 'Mason's No.1'. The latter was a reissue of Hicks & Meigh Pattern 1. In the twentieth century this print became the basis of the "Regency" print.

The dessert plate or twiffler is 9.75 inches in diameter. Ironstone.

Masons pattern 1 dessert plate front

Masons pattern 1 dessert plate back

Masons pattern 1 dessert plate printed mark

Masons pattern 1 dessert plate pattern number

The absence of the maker's name is thought to be because the plate was made before the patent was granted in 1813.

Photos © Gay Jungemann ~ Ruby Lane. 2020

 

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Mason's 'Canton'

For a version of this possibly made by Francis Morley at the Broad Street Works for William Ridgway at the Bell Works click here.
For Broad Street Works patterns on the same shape click here.

The dessert plate or twiffler is 10.25 inches in diameter. Ironstone.

Masons Canton dessert plate front

Masons Canton dessert plate front detail

Masons Canton dessert plate back

Masons Canton dessert plate backstamp

Photos © Gay Jungemann ~ Ruby Lane. 2020

 

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