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One of 12 subjects in the Wedgwood pattern book recorded under pattern T289 a-l. This pattern is 4th on the list and therefore T289 d. Printed on this compote is the text "LOWLINESS IS YOUNG AMBITIONS LADDER".  It is from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 1.


Shown here is the profile of the compote.


Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Miscellaneous

Date: 1877


  • Diameter: 9.25 in (23.495 cm)
  • Height: 2.75 in (6.985 cm)

Maker: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

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A molded earthenware compote printed with one of 12 patterns from the Card Motto designs produced by Wedgwood.  They are recorded in the Wedgwood pattern book under pattern T 289 a-l. The pieces are all date marked 1877.  This pattern is 11th on the list and is therefore T 289 k. The scenes are ludicrous encounters with everyday household objects.The pattern was printed in...