Category Archives: Mysteries Myths and maladies

Meet my Favorite Orphan!

This attractive waste bowl has been in my collection for several year and, although I‘ve exhausted numerous books attempting to identify the pattern it bears, I’ve found no success! To make identification even more difficult, I believe what we see … Continue reading

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Charming Unknown Jug

This engaging orphan pitcher is truly a unique piece, with many features that would ordinarily be clues but, in this case, give us no answers. First, there are birds in the portion of the pattern that would be called the … Continue reading

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An Almost “No. 106” View?

Although definitely not part of the well-known Enoch Wood & Sons series, this unmarked 8-inch plate immediately brings to mind the “No 106” Series. Both of them use two overlaid transfers, in contrasting colors, on the border; A soft resist … Continue reading

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Biblical series

This magnificent platter is another of the views from the series by Charles James Mason & Co. that collectors call BIBLICAL SERIES. The view, however, is of the city of Damascus while the backstamp describes the Mosque of Omar, which … Continue reading

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