Additional Image:

A view of the pan showing the sturdy handles.  The bottom half of the pan would have been filled with ice and the oysters placed on top. With or without ice, when filled, the vessel would have been quite heavy.


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: c. 1810-1820


  • Height: 6.00 in (15.24 cm)
  • Length: 16.75 in (42.545 cm)
  • Width: 12.50 in (31.75 cm)

Maker: Unknown


A rare large earthenware oyster pan printed in blue in the Pagoda and Palms Variation pattern.  The large inner border is printed in the pattern commonly used with the Standard Willow pattern which is not the usual border design used with the Pagoda and Palms pattern. An alternative name for this pattern is Gossiping Women.  It has faux molded coopering to the sides that...