This interesting pattern is recorded as "Elephant and Howdah #01", Pattern #693 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. An alternate name is"Processional Elephant & Howdah Pattern". The impressed mark on you platter is for Ralph Wedgwood & Co., Burslem, Staffordshire and dates 1790–1798. The pattern appears in the surviving W & Co Pattern & Shape Book preserved in the Wedgwood Museum Archive, Barlaston, Staffordshire. Did you know that Membership in the TCC gives you access to nearly 15,000 printed British patterns? Please consider joining.
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