collection of Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Additional Image:

Shown here is a closeup of the center pattern.  Look closely and you will see areas in which the color registration is not exact.  For this multi-plate, multicolor printing technique, registration marks were developed over time to improve the registration of the distinct colors.  For a discussion of this printing technique click here.

Additional Source Image:

This detail shows the four color prints with the green print slightly misaligned having been placed slight up and to the left of where it should be.


Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Landscapes and Waterscapes

Series Type: Festoon Border Series

Date: c. 1835-1840


  • Diameter: 17.25 in (43.815 cm)

Maker: Enoch Wood & Sons

Maker's Mark:

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An earthenware deep plate or charger multicolor printed with a landscape scene in the center and a golden brown border pattern named Festoon Border.   This is the only recorded example with the Festoon Border mark that is multi-plate, multicolor printed using four separate engraved plates for the center pattern, one for each color; green, yellow, blue, and black.  Most of the versions of Wood’s...