Friday, February 16, 2018


Machin & Co. (1802-1831) 8.5 inch plate in a pattern with a painted mark, "566." Click on the pattern to make the photo larger.  The dogs are tiny!

Chinese New Year in 2018 is the Year of the Dog.  For me, every year is the year of the dog.  Or cat.  Or nearly any animal.  As you may know, I love animals.  Dogs and cats especially.

I have written about dogs before. There are so many transferware patterns that feature dogs.  Since this is a post about Chinese New Year, I'll show you patterns with dogs in the Chinoiserie or Chinese style. All of the patterns are from the Transferware Collectors Club Database of Patterns and Sources.  I found 491 patterns with dogs (not all Chinoiserie) by using the General Search of the database. If you like to look at transferware patterns, join the TCC.  There are close to 15,000 patterns. I know this is shameless promotion, but I am one of the editors of the database.

Chinoiserie patterns were among the most popular made by British factories in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and they continued to be popular throughout the 19th century. All of the patterns below are from the first third of the 19th century.  The dogs are small, so look carefully.

Dancing Dog pattern on a 5.63 inch saucer.
Pattern known as Chinese Family on a 9.5 inch plate. The maker is unknown.

Herculaneum (1796-1840) 5.12 inch plate printed with a pattern known as Chinese Family in a garden.

Davenport (1794-1887) saucer known as Chinese Figures and Dog.

Happy New Year!

To see other posts about Chinese New Year and transferware, click on the links below.


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