Additional Image:

Shown hear is a close up of the pattern.  While the full message suggests that sobriety would result in success in all aspects of life, the primary message was that "Sobriety Brings Domestic Comfort".  


Shape Type: Breakfast & Tea Wares

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: c. 1840-1846


  • Diameter: 5.75 in (14.605 cm)

Maker: Enoch Wood & Sons


A large earthenware saucer printed in black with an armorial design promoting temperance.  A blue band was added to the border along with a fine black enameled line near the outer rim.  The pattern promoted the virtues of sobriety. See a close up of the pattern below.  Many variations of this design were printed on useful wares during this period.