Cloverleaf

Potter: Soho Pottery Limited

Biography

Under the name of Soho Pottery Ltd. from 1901 to 1944.  However the pottery had a varied history which is hightlighted below.

Location: Cobridge, England
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Plain Uplift
Motifs:
Cloverleaf

Body Style: Victoria

Biography

This body style boasts oval footprints with some serving pieces sporting a scalloped base.  Embossing adorns the rim and upper torso as well as the scallops on the foot of some pieces.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Company: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
N/A
Motifs:
Cloverleaf

Body Style: Rococo

Biography

A very ornate body style, usually of porcelain, Rococo is found in many guises with variations in embossing and shaping. Some examples of the body style can be found with fancy, footed bases while others have flat shaped bases below subtly embossed bodies.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type of Company: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
N/A

Body Style: Ribboned Oak

Biography

Beribboned and bowed, this body style has beaded handles on tea set pieces and embossed stems and leaves flowing from the handle terminals. The same embossing is repeated on the lid. The gold lustre outlining the designs is completed with cloverleaf motifs.

Registered in 1878.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Corn
Motifs:
Cloverleaf

Body Style: Quilted Forget-Me-Not

Biography

All over forget-me-not flowers inside diamond squares resembling a quilt.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Bridgwood
Motifs:
Cloverleaf

Body Style: Plain Round

Biography

Plain Round is a term we use to describe a variety of wares by different potters. These wares are typically of a simple bulbous shape, unadorned and may have been produced for institutions such as hotels or restaurants and Inns. Durability was the drawing card, yet there is beauty in the simplicity of the lines. They were not necessarily manufactured to go with one body style but with many different ones. Plain Round can be found in children's and adult wares, as well as in bath and dinnerware items.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round

Body Style: Square Ridged - Square Pear

Biography

Corn's Square Ridged can be distinguished by its odd shape and scalloped rim. The somewhat facetious nickname "Square Pear" is based on the very wide lower section of the body. The body flares from a relatively narrow collar to a low waist with a narrow band of ribbing below. The bud-less gold or copper lustre motif is reminiscent of Davenport's Tea Leaf. Shaving mugs follow conventional lines but have a band of ribbing near the base. The gold lustre cloverleaf is an unusual adaptation on an ironstone body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Alcock
Corn

Body Style: Chinese Shape

Biography

An elegantly paneled style with leaf embossing at the handle terminals and surrounding the rosebud finial. Chinese Shape is found decorated with Tea Leaf or Teaberry motifs; even with gold lustre motifs on lighter weight bodies. Some examples by Anthony Shaw actually are in lustre band only and may be either panelled or smooth.  Red Cliff copied the lines and the distinctive Shaw tea leaf in their mid-20th century reproduction line.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided), Oval

Body Style: Full Panelled Gothic

Biography

The vertical panels of this Gothic body style flow gently outward to the wide base. The collar is widely flared above the neck. Pitchers and teapots have bracket handles while covered pieces are found with ear-style lug handles. This Gothic style does not have a deeply indented arc near the base that characterizes the Classic Gothic.

 

 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)