Puzzling Pieces

Below are a selection of photographs of unidentified pieces and we would be grateful for any contributions to help to identify these pieces. There is a comments section at the bottom of the page for this purpose.
Pieces shown without backstamps are without backstamps or we do not hold the images.  

In assembling a “Virtual Museum” of a member’s collection, there are items which could not be easily identified and are posted for help with attribution  

You can also submit your own photographs to be listed here for identification help

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You can also use the form on our Contact Us page. Let us know you have images to send and we will reply, allowing you to upload images via email.

7 thoughts on “Puzzling Pieces”

  1. This plate pattern is called ‘The Font’ it is shown on page 150 of Scottish Ceramics by Henry E Kelly it was made at Rathbones Pottery in Portobello. I have one of these plates complete with pattern name and maker’s mark. It is a copy of a Spode Pottery pattern.
    The Fisher Wives – Please see page 72 SPHR 27. This model figure of a Hebridean Peat Lady was made by Marjorie Maclennan who started the Coll Pottery on the Island of Lewis in the late 1960s.

    The jug with the Wellington transfer print is listed on page 189 of Scottish Ceramics by Henry E Kelly. It was made by the Verreville Pottery and issued after Wellington’s death in 1852. A photograph of the jug is on the old SPS website and is shown as being made at Verreville Pottery.

    Jug – pattern ‘Water Lily’ was made at the Annfield Pottery it is shown in plate 3.16 page 16 of Scottish Ceramics by Henry E Kelly

  2. I have researched the “No 790” on the Masonic jug and it returns to:
    St Gilbert No.790 ==
    Masonic Hall
    Bridge Street
    IV25 3SQ

  3. No mark on base, It’s pearlware early C19th and am pretty sure made in the Staffordshire pottery region. Will have to research more on history of lodges.

  4. The ‘Highland Dance’ jug on the top line of this page (puzzling pieces) is very distinctive with a moulded band around near the top of the jug. In ‘Scottish Ceramics’, page 191, this similar banded jug appears as under the Verreville Pottery tag and also appears on your own Verreville Pottery page.

  5. No. 8 looks to me like Japanese ware with stencilling and wash although it is hard to tell from the photo. Number nine is very similar to an unmarked plate I have which was identified for me as Spode circa 1830. Again, the photo is not sharp enough to make a close comparison but it certainly a version of the same pattern.
    I like the new layout of the website.

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