Body Style

Victory Shape (Dolphin)

Naming Source

Factory Named

Potter

John Edwards
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Fenton, Staffordshire

Manufacturing Era

1880s

Treatment(s)

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.