Body Style

Delphi

Naming Source

Club Named

Potter

Thomas Elsmore
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Tunstall, Staffordshire

Manufacturing Era

1880s

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre

Footprints/Shapes

Oval

Type(s) of Ware

Dinnerware

Motif(s)

Tea Leaf

Description

The Greek city of Delphi is our inspiration for this Thomas Elsmore & Son body style.  The geometric figures in the finial, squares and circles and a rosette medallion, recall the grandeur of the ancient civilization where Geometry was born.  The handles reflect this same design.  

This body style is basically plain but the embossing on the finial and handles of the sauce tureen adds a sense of strength to this spartan style.

Thomas Elsmore's Ginger-Jar Round dishes were usually potted with a creamy colored ironstone while this body style is normally found in white ironstone.