Machin

The best reference to the Machin wares is Bill Thom & Philip Miller, Machin Porcelains and Earthenwares including a partial reconstruction of the Machin pattern book (Berwick on Tweed, 2008).

Pattern 148

Pattern 222

Pattern 340

Pattern 547

Pattern 547 gilt

Pattern 616

Pattern 761

Pattern 769

Pattern 784

Pattern 867

 

Pattern 148

Thom & Miller do not illustrate Pattern 148 but list it on p.172 as 'Large blue/green spade shaped leaves gilt sprays. Bute can with ring handle'.

The coffee pot is 266mm spout to handle and 263mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 148 coffee pot left side

Pattern 148 coffee pot spout side

Pattern 148 coffee pot right side

Pattern 148 coffee pot handle side

Pattern 148 coffee pot lid left side

Pattern 148 coffee pot lid base

Pattern 148 coffee pot body left side detail

Pattern 148 coffee pot left side detail

Pattern 148 coffee pot base

Pattern 148 coffee pot pattern number

The pot stand is 187mm long, 146mm wide, and 19mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 148 pot stand front

Pattern 148 pot stand back

Pattern 148 pot stand front

The sugar box is 175mm long and 130mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 148 sugar box side

Pattern 148 sugar box handle

Pattern 148 sugar box top

Pattern 148 sugar box lid base

Pattern 148 sugar box base top

Pattern 148 sugar box base

Pattern 148 sugar box pattern number

The creamer is 130mm long and 102mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 148 creamer left side

Pattern 148 creamer right side

Pattern 148 creamer handle side

Pattern 148 creamer top

Pattern 148 creamer base

Pattern 148 creamer pattern number

The slop bowl is 121mm in diameter and 60mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 148 slop bowl side

Pattern 148 slop bowl top

Pattern 148 slop bowl base

Pattern 148 slop bowl pattern number

The trio. Bone china.

Pattern 148 trio

The saucer is 136mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 148 saucer front

Pattern 148 saucer back

Pattern 148 saucer pattern number

The tea cup is 99mm wide including handle and 57mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 148 tea cup right side

Pattern 148 tea cup handle side

Typical Machin feathery handle decoration.

Pattern 148 tea cup base

Pattern 148 tea cup pattern number

The coffee can is 86mm wide including handle and 63mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 148 coffee can right side

Pattern 148 coffee can handle side

Pattern 148 coffee can top

Pattern 148 coffee can base

Pattern 148 coffee can pattern number

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2021

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 222

A creamer of New Oval shape in Pattern 222 is illustrated by Thom & Miller on p.122.
This is the Machin version of Job Ridgway & Sons Pattern 399.

The teapot is 270mm spout to handle and 159mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 222 teapot left side

Pattern 222 teapot spout side

Pattern 222 teapot right side

Pattern 222 teapot top left side

Pattern 222 teapot lid top

Pattern 222 teapot lid base

Machin New Oval teapot lids have no inner flange.

Pattern 222 teapot filter detail

Note the typical flat Machin filter.

Pattern 222 teapot left side detail

Pattern 222 teapot left side detail 2

Pattern 222 teapot base

Pattern 222 teapot pattern number

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2021

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 340

Thom & Miller illustrate a Bute cup and spill vase of Pattern 340 on p.127.

The tea cup & saucer. Bone china.

Pattern 340 tea cup and saucer

Pattern 340 tea cup and saucer 2

The saucer is 137mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 340 saucer front

The tea cup is 110mm wide including handle, and 60mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 340 tea cup middle side

Pattern 340 tea cup right side

Pattern 340 tea cup handle side

Pattern 340 tea cup base

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 547

Thom & Miller list Harbold shape Pattern 547 as 'attributed to Machin'. In view of the link with the table wares with the same pattern number, this could well be correct.

The dessert centrepiece is 303mm long, 250mm wide, and 134mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 547 centrepiece top

Pattern 547 centrepiece side

Pattern 547 centrepiece end

Pattern 547 centrepiece base

Pattern 547 centrepiece pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2020

The rectangular dessert dish. Bone china.

Pattern 547 rectangular dish front

Pattern 547 rectangular dish back

Pattern 547 rectangular dish pattern number

Photos © David Blakeman 2021

The leaf dish is 210mm long, 193mm wide, and 37mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 547 leaf dish front

Pattern 547 leaf dish side

Pattern 547 leaf dish back

Pattern 547 leaf dish pattern number

The dessert plate is 218mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 547 dessert plate front

Pattern 547 dessert plate side

Pattern 547 dessert plate back

Pattern 547 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2020

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 547 gilt

A attractive gilt version of 547 not recorded by Thom & Miller.

The leaf dish is 216mm long, 197mm wide, and 38mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 547 gilt leaf dish front

Pattern 547 gilt leaf dish back

Pattern 547 gilt leaf dish pattern number

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 616

Pattern 616 is not listed in Thom & Miller, and neither is it, so far as I can tell, one of the patterns claimed by Margaret Ironside as Hicks & Meigh. I will leave it here for the moment until further information emerges.

The rectangular dish is 269mm long, 200mm wide, and 43mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 616 rectangular dish front

Pattern 616 rectangular dish side

Pattern 616 rectangular dish back

Pattern 616 rectangular dish pattern number

The dessert plate is 224mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 616 dessert plate front

Pattern 616 dessert plate side

Pattern 616 dessert plate back

Pattern 616 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2020

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 761

The Dropped Shell shape was made by a number of manufacturers. According to Thom & Miller, Machin pattern numbers in this shape are between 700-1200. This overlaps with Alcock and Rathbone (both 500-1000) but Alcock and Rathbone examples tend to be pierced whereas Machin examples do not. Therefore this pattern has been attributed to Machin.
Thom & Miller mark it as 'Attributed to Machin' (p.137).

The square dessert dish. Bone china.

Dropped shell pattern 761 square dessert dish front

Dropped shell pattern 761 square dessert dish front detail

Dropped shell pattern 761 square dessert dish back

Dropped shell pattern 761 square dessert dish pattern number

Photos © Jonathan Charles 2018-2020

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 769

Thom & Miller do not illustrate Pattern 769, but the tea service clearly matches the Dolphin-handled tea wares with Etruscan cups shown on p.64. They do list it, without illustrating it, on p.172 as 'A formal floral pattern in bright enamel colours. An Imari pattern with C-scrolls with large flowers in a vase in the centre.'

The sugar box is 197mm wide handle to handle and 152mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 769 sugar box top

Pattern 769 sugar box lid top

Pattern 769 sugar box top minus lid

Pattern 769 sugar box side

Pattern 769 sugar box handle detail

Pattern 769 sugar box handle detail 2

Pattern 769 sugar box base

Pattern 769 sugar box pattern number

The creamer is 115mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 769 creamer top

Pattern 769 creamer left side

Pattern 769 creamer lip side

Pattern 769 creamer handle side

Pattern 769 creamer handle detail

Pattern 769 creamer base

Pattern 769 creamer pattern number

The slop bowl is 165mm in diameter and 76mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 769 slop bowl

Pattern 769 slop bowl top

Pattern 769 slop bowl side

Pattern 769 slop bowl side detail

Pattern 769 slop bowl side 2

Pattern 769 slop bowl base

Pattern 769 slop bowl pattern number

The tea cup & saucer. The saucer is 160mm in diameter. The tea cup 105mm in diameter including handle, and 55mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 769 tea cup and saucer

Pattern 769 saucer front

Pattern 769 tea cup and saucer front

Pattern 769 tea cup side

Pattern 769 tea cup and saucer back

Pattern 769 saucer pattern number

Pattern 769 tea cup pattern number

Photos © Gay Jungemann ~ Ruby Lane 2020

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 784

The Dropped Shell shape was made by a number of manufacturers. According to Thom & Miller, Machin pattern numbers in this shape are between 700-1200. This overlaps with Alcock and Rathbone (both 500-1000) but Alcock and Rathbone examples tend to be pierced whereas Machin examples do not. Therefore this pattern has been attributed to Machin.
The pattern bears a superficial resemblance to Hicks & Meigh Pattern 21, and may well be derived from it.

The dessert plate is 240mm in diameter. Bone china.

Dropped shell 784 dessert plate front

Dropped shell 784 dessert plate front detail

Dropped shell 784 dessert plate front mould detail

Dropped shell 784 dessert plate front border detail Dropped shell 784 dessert plate front border detail

Dropped shell 784 dessert plate back

Dropped shell 784 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Violetta Pastwa 2020

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Pattern 867

Pattern 867 is not listed by Thom & Miller but this cup & saucer matches the illustrated examples of Machin Old English Gadrooned shape.

The tea cup and saucer. Bone china.

Pattern 867 tea cup and saucer

The saucer is 155m in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 867 saucer front

Pattern 867 saucer back

The tea cup is 95mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 867 tea cup top

Pattern 867 tea cup left side

Pattern 867 tea cup base

Pattern 867 tea cup pattern number

Photos © Willa Latham ~ Gentle Rattle of China 2020

 

Top of Page

Return to Machin Patterns

 

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional