Body Style

Laurel Wreath

Naming Source

Factory Named

Potter

Elsmore and Forster
[view objects]
Tunstall, Staffordshire

Manufacturing Era

1860s

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre

Footprints/Shapes

Oval
Round

Type(s) of Ware

Bath
Dinnerware

Motif(s)

Lustre Band

Description

Elsmore & Forster's bulbous style with embossed laurel wreaths is lavishly decorated with brilliant copper lustre.  The neck is marked with vertical ribs and thumbprints while only ribbing marks the lower body and shaped base.  Copper lustre adorns the twisted rope finials and upturned handles of holloware pieces.  The copper lustre dotted bands on the necks and lids of holloware pieces can also be found on the rims of plates, platters, relish/pickle dishes, cups and other flatware.  

NOTE:  The "Laurel Wreath" name is impressed in the Elsmore & Forster mark without the word "Shape."  Some"Victory Shape" in the mark.

Registered in 1867.