A Sowerby purple malachite ‘vase’’ to pattern 1357, shown as such on page 7 of the Sowerby pattern book IX (1882). Bears the lozenge registry date mark for 12 August 178 – Parcel 6. Approximately 2 3/8 inches high and 3½ inches wide handle to handle.
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I have never seen an actual piece in this pattern before, and I know of no other photos of a similar piece, so certainly a scarce item. Does anyone have photos to show of this pattern in other colours, please?
The lozenge for 12 August 1878 covers a bundle of 4 Sowerby design registrations :
#324929 flower vase
#324930 round salt seller (which I know is pattern 1330)
#324932 four footed vase (so this is obviously not pattern 1357)
so, I’m currently not sure if pattern 1357 is from RD 324929 or from RD 324932 or, indeed, what RD 324932 looks like. No pix to assist in Thompson, Cottle, Murray, Slack or Hajdamach unfortunately.
If Paul S. happens on this post, I wonder if he would be so kind as to look and see if he has any Sowerby design representations of the bundle to help, please?