Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: 1810-1820

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 16.50 in (41.91 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Description:

A large round earthenware serving dish printed in blue in a variation of the Pagoda and Palms pattern. Whilst this pattern is known to have been made by the Cambrian Pottery, this example is unmarked.  It is a good example of "made to order" ware.   Printed in the center are the words "King’s Arms, Palace Yard".  Although there were several establishments with the same name during the period, this “King’s Arms” is quite well documented because of the role it played in public as well as in private events.  A listing of the “Public Houses, Publicans and Public House Addresses” in Pigot’s 1839 Directory includes no less than twelve “King’s Arms” establishments in London and the surrounding area.  Amongst them is this one, the King’s Arms, at New Palace Yard, whose proprietor is listed as Eliza Ann Brown. 

Alternative names for the pattern are Gossiping Women and Coffee Pot in the Window (note the coffee pot that appears in the window of the pagoda and just under the words “King’s Arms, Palace Yard”).

 

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