Body Style

Acanthus

Naming Source:

Club Named

Potter

Johnson Bros.
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Staffordshire

Manufacturing Era(s):

1880s, 1890s

Treatment:

Copper Lustre

Footprints/Shapes:

Oval

Type(s) of Ware:

Bath, Dinnerware

Motif(s):

Tea Leaf

Description:

Johnson Brothers' elaborate Acanthus features embossed elongated leaves. Even flatware pieces such as ordinary plates and bowls are decorated with triangular shaped leaves on the rim border. Holloware pieces such as the ewer and the sugar bowl have deeply ruffled melon ribs. This body style is sometimes confused with Chelsea.

Embossing photo of handle.

One view of spout embossing

Another view of spout embossing