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Pearl River House

Pattern Category: Based on Chinese Originals

Object Type: Wares for Breakfast and Tea


  • Height: 2.4 inches

Source: Chinese Original


This early and rare pattern, introduced in the 1790's and copied from a Chinese Export porcelain painted design, is rarely found with a Spode mark.  This example, as noted, has a painted workman's mark.  Robert Copeland has noted two variations of the pattern.  While not possible to see in the example seen at the left (but shown in the image below), the two trees to the left of the buildings are fern-like.  This pattern has been named Pearl River House.  In the other rendition of the pattern, given the name Trench Mortar, a willow tree is pictured to the left of the buildings.  This example was printed on a Bute shape coffee can with strap handle.   It is found on page 163 in the 1820 Shape Book (link provided below).  Shown below is another view of this wrap-around pattern.  Click on it to enlarge.

Drakard/Holdway Pattern Number P618

Mark Types and IDs

Workman's Mark Painted WMP 1 Version 2

View Shape Book Page 163 »