Body Style

Old Empress

Naming Source

Club Named

Potter

E&C Challinor
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Lane Delph, Fenton

Manufacturing Era

1890s

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre

Footprints/Shapes

Round

Type(s) of Ware

Bath

Motif(s)

Tea Leaf

Description

The ribbing at the base of the chamber pieces may have been the inspiration for the Adams' 20th century Tea Leaf replicas (Empress).  Since Adams called his ware "Empress," we have dubbed this late 19th century product Old Empress.  After all, in the late 1890-'s, Queen Victoria was indeed an "Old Empress."

Note that the potter is C. Challinor who was in business for only four years, from 1892 to 1896.  This firm was the successor of the better known E & C Challinor, 1862-1891.