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The Double-Underline Pattern Number Group

Cuno Koopstra and Dick Henrywood

Previous articles have covered series of pattern numbers used by various pottery firms, but there is one group of wares which are numbered quite distinctively so form a specific group. The pattern numbers are printed on the wares, normally followed by a full stop and with two short lines underneath. The numbers range between 52 and 88 and so far have been found only on teawares. Only one pattern has so far been recorded with any title ("Fountain of Love", pattern 88). The maker is unknown but two impressed marks may give a clue; one a crown and the other a distinctive star-like symbol. Other small workman's marks are found which are not necessarily distinctive but may be helpful in identifying other examples.

         

This is clearly not a comprehensive list and there must be other examples to be recorded. Contributions from other collectors would be most welcome.

52. Not titled
Teawares (teabowl, saucer)
Suggested title: Spotted Deer
(with Deer and Cottage border)

   
62. Not titled
Teawares (cup, saucer)
Suggested title: Tea Party

63. Not titled
Teawares (teabowl, saucer)
Suggested title: Woodman


67. Not titled
Teawares (saucer)
Suggested title:

68. Not titled
Teawares
(teabowl, saucer)
Suggested title:


70. Not titled
Teawares
(teabowl, saucer)
Suggested title: Travelling Family

71. Not titled
Teawares (teabowl, saucer)
Suggested title: Peacocks

75. Not titled
Teawares (cup, teabowl, saucer)
Suggested title: Sheltered Peasants


76. Not titled
Teawares (saucer)
Suggested title: Languid Angler


77. Not titled
Teawares (saucer)
Suggested title:
Chevrotain


78. Not titled
Teawares (saucer)
Suggested title: Acanthus

79. Not titled
Teawares (saucer)
Suggested title: Father and Daughters

80. Not titled
Teawares (teabowl, saucer)
Suggested title: Gleaning Children

 

  82. Not titled
Teawares (teabowl, saucer)

Suggested title:

83. Not titled
Teawares (teabowl, saucer, teapot)
Suggested title: Cherubs with Goat


85. Not titled
Teawares
(teabowl, saucer)
Suggested title:


86. Not titled
Teawares
(saucer)
Suggested title:

87. Not titled
Teawares
(cup, saucer)
Suggested title:

88. "Fountain of Love"
Teawares (saucer)

88. "Fountain of Love"
Teawares (saucer)

88. "Fountain of Love"
Teawares (teabowl, saucer)


 

 
NN. Not titled
Teawares (saucer)
Suggested title: Country Dance
Although the saucer shown here does not have a double underline number mark, it does bear the distinctive impressed star mark.

   

With thanks to everyone who has contributed information, and particularly for images included above:

Johan Feyaerts; Sheila French; Cuno Koopstra; Messrs. Dreweatt Neate

Page created 17 November 2020. Updated 20 June 2021.

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