|Eleven inch coffee pot|
The cow pattern on a rather battered coffee pot seemed familiar. Once the pattern was imprinted on my brain, I saw it everywhere! Well, not exactly everywhere, but I did find the three cows (sometimes two cows) on four other pieces; a child's plate, a platter, a creamer, and a cup plate.
|Close-up of the three cows. Is the standing cow facing the right actually a bull?|
|Child's plate printed with three cows, ca. 1830. The dark blue cow/bull is hard to see.|
|Davenport (1794-1887) Wiseton Hall 10.5 inch platter, ca. 1825.|
|There are only two cows on this 1820s creamer (facing in the opposite direction from the cows above).|
|The creamer is the same on the other side.|
|Four inch cup Plate with two cows/It seems to be from the same tea service as the creamer above.|
As much as I enjoyed finding the same cows (albeit in different patterns and by different makers), I really like most cows patterns, so here are a few more.
|William Adams III (1804-1829) 10 inch plate known as Three Cows. It is from a series of domestic animal scenes known as Pastorals. The Transferware Collectors Club Pattern And Source Print Database shows 18 patterns in this series.|
|Shell edge 4.25 inch cup plate with two cows and two sheep, ca. 1820|
|Saucer, known as Cow Polisher, ca. 1820/Although hard to see, it looks as if the man is holding a milk skimmer or saucer.|
|So called Salopian Cow Polisher Coffee Pot printed in brown and colored under the glaze with high fire colors. What is Salopian? See my blog post "Salopian Or Not?"|
Cows were very popular on children's mugs and plates. They still are today.
|Child's mug "Cows"|
|Child's yellow glazed 2 inch mug printed in iron red, ca. 1820|
|Alphabet 5.12 inch plate "Cow, Cat, Clown." This type of pattern was used to teach the alphabet.|
|Child's 6 inch plate|
A rather elegant bat printed porcelain Spode dish.
|Spode (1770-1833) 7.25 inch porcelain dish bat printed with three cows at a stream. The series number is 557.|
One pattern does lead to another. My final cow patterns are on my dresser.
|From left, Davenport 9.75 inch plate; J. & W. Handley (1820-1830) plate; John & William Ridgway "Rural Scenery" 9.75 inch soup plate|
If you have a favorite cow pattern, let me know.