Body Style

Rosetta

Naming Source

Club Named

Manufacturing Era

1880s
1890s

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre
Gold Lustre

Footprints/Shapes

Round

Type(s) of Ware

Dinnerware

Motif(s)

Tea Leaf

Description

The Johnson Brothes became the proprietors of the J. W. Pankhurst potter works at Hanley in 1883.  Thus, the same body styles may be found with either a late Pankhurst mark or the Johnson Brothers' arms mark.

Rosetta is a bulbous round body style with simple lines.  The rosette embossing on the handles of hollowware pieces is characteristic of Johnson Brothers. It is also found on some Wedgwood products which are similarly styled. On Pankhurst hollowware pieces the finials may be mushroom shaped. 

 Hanley Porcelain Company also made this body style - possibly Johnson Brothers farmed this work out to them or they copied this from them - we may never know! Their gold tea leaf was over glaze so it may have been applied after potting.