|Stubbs & Kent 9.75" Shell Pattern Soup Plate, c. 1825|
|Stubbs & Kent 9" Shell Pattern Sauce Tureen Undertray, c. 1825|
|Stubbs & Kent 19" Shell Pattern Platter, c. 1825|
I learned the pattern was from a series of shells and sea plants surrounded by flowers, scrolls, and fruit! (Sometimes there is a disconnect between the center and the border.) Both Joseph Stubbs (1822-1834) and the partnership of Stubbs & Kent (1822-1830) made the series. It is printed in dark blue for the American Market. Although the blue is dark, there is usually good contrast. So far, there are thirteen different center patterns from this series in the Pattern and Source Print Database of the Transferware Collectors Club.