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Author Topic: Sowerby Posy Basket - Date / Pattern Help Required  (Read 347 times)

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Offline Greg.

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Sowerby Posy Basket - Date / Pattern Help Required
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:03:05 PM »
I was wondering if anyone may be able to help date this Sowerby Posy Basket. It carries the raised Sowerby Peakcock mark to the inside along with an annoyingly indistinct date registration lozenge. Basically, all that is discernible is the capital 'R' and the bottom corner of the diamond, which looks like it could hold an 'R' or 'K' or even an 'A'.  Unfortunately, there is nothing else to go on as its barely readable, however, hoped someone may recognise the pattern/design.

Measures 4.5 inches long and 2.5 inches tall.

Has a clear band around the top decorated in a recurring pattern of peacocks and flowers.

All thoughts appreciated.
Thanks,
Greg

Offline agincourt17

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Re: Sowerby Posy Basket - Date / Pattern Help Required
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 05:24:26 PM »
Sowerby RD 328744, registered 4 November 1878 – Parcel 10. The lozenge should read 4-D-K-10.

It is a pinched-in version of a vase with the same RD and pattern number.

It is Sowerby pattern 1350, and appears in the vase form on page 7 of Sowerby pattern book IX (1882).

See photos of vitroporcelain version of the basket and an opalescent version of the vase from which it is derived.

Offline Greg.

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Re: Sowerby Posy Basket - Date / Pattern Help Required
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 06:20:43 PM »
Thank you, that's great info indeed.  :)

Good to see the other versions of the basket, the opalescent version is a particularly nice variation.

Many thanks.
Greg

 

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