As the editor of the Animals Category for the Pattern and Source Print Database of the Transferware Collectors Club, I have entered a few beaver patterns. I now assume that the beaver on the interior of the wash bowl in the Enoch Wood & Sons Sporting Series is an Eurasian beaver. It is copied from A Cabinet of Quadrupeds by John Church, which was published in 1805. The engraver is James Tookey and the artist is Julius Caesar Ibbetson.
|Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1847) wash bowl with the Sporting Series Beaver pattern, ca. 1825/The pattern is also found on a compote|
|Beaver from A Cabinet of Quadrupeds by John Church, 1805|
|William Hackwood (1827-1843) Indian Scenery 10.5 inch pierced undertray|
|Thomas Furnival & Sons (1871-1890) Maple pattern 10.25 inch plate|
|North American Beaver/Caster canadensis|