The pattern of this little purple transfer cup plate is derived totally from the transfer...
The pattern of this little purple transfer cup plate is derived totally from the transfer print for the border of the "Texian Campaigne" pattern. The battle scenes that form the center of larger plates are absent here.
As collectors well know, the way to distinguish "Texian" from the very similar "Napoleon" pattern (C. & J. Mason) is to look for the drum, bugle and banner trophy groups, unmistakable identifiers of this pattern.
|Dimensions:||Diameter 3 3/4 in.|
Recent research indicates that three potters--in succession-- produced the "Texian Campaig...
Recent research indicates that three potters--in succession-- produced the "Texian Campaigne" pattern. James Beech introduced the pattern in the late 1830's to 1840, prior to closing his operations at the Lion Works (Tunstall) in 1844. Thomas Walker continued operations at the Lion Works until 1852, having acquired Beech's patterns as well as his equipment. Anthony Shaw (operating 1851-56) bought copper plates at the sale of the Walker equipment. The weight of our cup plate is consistent with 1840's earthenware production. (Transfer Collectors Club Bulletin, May 2008.)