Still a mystery?
Bang Up pattern was first introduced in about 1820 with the pattern number 2886. The pattern is wholly oriental in style although a Chinese original has not yet been seen. The origin of the name is puzzling. However in Siam (Thailand) there is a village named Bang Up and there is pottery there! However, the two are unlikely to be connected.
Bang Up proved to be a very popular pattern and many versions were produced. It would seem the pattern is known by the name Bang Up whether it has the panel around the central spray of flowers and bead at edge, as in pattern 2886, or if these are omitted as in pattern 3504.
Some of the most well known later versions are:
S2374 on Camilla shape introduced in 1939 with a Royal Jasmine glaze (pale yellow). It was printed in blue and coloured onglaze
2/4074 on Gadroon shape introduced in 1895. This version was available until about 1960 and was similar to pattern 3504
W6 on fine stone of 1939 again similar to pattern 3504
Sometimes the border was used alone with a badge or coat of arms. The panel shape has also been used in pattern number 2/6750 introduced in about 1915 but with a completely different design in the centre.
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