Body Style

Plumed Gothic

Naming Source

Club Named

Potter

Anthony Shaw
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Tunstall and Burslem, England

Manufacturing Era

1850s

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre

Footprints/Shapes

Octagon (8-Sided)

Type(s) of Ware

Dinnerware

Motif(s)

Lustre Band
Tea Leaf

Description

This body style is named for the plumage embossed below the pouring spout of the pitchers.  The basic lines are typically Gothic with the base similar to the Classic Gothic shape of Edward Walley.

The basic difference, other than the throat embossing, is the lack of a line defining the neck of the vessel.  Both Classic Gothic and Full-Panelled Gothic have a double ridge separating the upper and lower portions of the body.  Shaw's version, with the elegantly embossed throat, has smooth panels from the top rim to the base.