Latest collection find: Brown transferware pitcher in the Aesthetic Sado pattern featuring playing Asian children circa 1879-1881
Latest find for the collection: Biscuit plate in brown transferware pattern “Cairo” circa 1885 by Copeland. Cairo is a fascinating pattern as it combines Japanese elements and style with Egyptian/Middle Eastern motifs such as the camel in the unfurling scroll here.
Pickle dish in the brown transferware pattern “Cairo” by Copeland c. 1880’s. In the Japanese like cartouche there is an image of an Egyptian obelisk which overlaps a motif representative of a Japanese mon. The design is completed with a flowering branch.
Small platter in the brown transferware pattern “Cairo” by Copeland circa 1880’s. An unfurling scroll reminiscent of Japan reveals a scene of a domed mosque with a minaret.
The Great Within returns! New Blog Post: Imperialism and the Decorative Arts: Cairo by William T Copeland and Sons
Detail of platter in the Cairo pattern by Copeland circa 1880’s
New find for the collection: Wedgwood Hunting Plate with Aesthetic patterned border, 1879.
New Find for the Collection: oversized jug by Copeland with Japanesque motifs, circa 1877.
New Find for the Collection: Hong Kong by Brown-Westhead & Moore, 1868. Early Aesthetic pattern ground with cartouche of Chinese figures playing dice.