Body Style

Victory Shape (Dolphin)

Naming Source:

Factory Named

Potter

John Edwards
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Fenton, Staffordshire

Manufacturing Era(s):

1880s

Treatment:

Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre

Footprints/Shapes:

Oblong, Square

Type(s) of Ware:

Bath, Dinnerware

Motif(s):

Tea Leaf

Description:

Storybook dolphins grace the handles and finials of this basic square style with fluted corners. Why Mr. Edwards chose the name "Victory Shape" is not known. This style is one of the most collectible of the animal-feature shapes so popular in the 1880s.

NOTE: The word "Victory" is found impressed separately from the Edwards plume backstamp. It does not include the word "shape". Registered 1884.