Re: Interesting pearlware pickle dish - Reference piece... Hunters on Elephants
Posted by Michael Sack on August 6, 2015, 7:03 pm, in reply to "Interesting pearlware pickle dish - Reference piece... Hunters on Elephants"
This is quite a rarity, damaged or not! It's a portion of the pattern "Death of the Bear", the source print for which is in Oriental Field Sports. The pattern was first produced by Spode on a dinner plate in their "Indian Sporting" series, but it was copied by at least three other makers. The Spode pattern is in the database. The version here is by an unknown maker, and in the database two other patterns by the same maker are shown. We have called this series "Anthemion Border", and if you search for that pattern name, you'll see the other patterns with the same border. Because the pickle dish is small, the bear doesn't appear on it. The Anthemion Border series includes a plate with the full "Death of the Bear" pattern, but we don't yet have a photo of it.|