Other Recorded Patterns

A1 (Persian); C1 (Sandringham); I4 (Kerswell Daisy); L1; Q1


The A1 or Persian pattern also known as the Rhodian in adverts for the pottery at the time.

All of the styles employed in the decoration of other Aller Vale A1 pots, namely Vases ( of all sizes), Plates, Jugs, Teasets, can be found in this 16″ Charger, which is unmarked and is similar to one owned by Truro Museum.

Aller Vale Pottery Charger decorated in the A1 or Persian style on white clay. Note the cartouche (from a family crest?) at the centre. 16 ins diameter, unmarked, a similar charger can be found in Truro museum.

The C1 or Sandringham pattern is as well represented amongst the production of the Aller Vale pottery as the A1, representing about 7% of pots in collections. However it has not been one of my favourite patterns, I did, though, find this well-decorated Jug in this discus-type shape which measures 10″ high and only 2″ deep.

Aller Vale Pottery Jug decorated in the C1 (Sandringham) pattern. The body in a discus-shaped form with elaborate handle and spout, 10 ins high Aller Vale Pottery front view of Sandringam Jug, note the flowing scrolls on the neck, 2ins wide

The I4 or Kerswell Daisy pattern comprises a stylised flower under a honey glaze and the earliest use of Mottoes by Aller Vale. The honey glaze had been widely used by potters from North Devon, such as EB Fishley and many more back into the 16th century, so it was natural for Aller Vale to use it.

 

Aller Vale Jug in I4 or Kerswell Daisy Pattern, 12ins high Aller Vale Harvest Jug in I4 or Kerswell Daisy Pattern, 8ins high
Aller Vale Flask in I4 or Kerswell Daisy Pattern, 7.5ins high. Applied moulding of a Chimu Indian figure from S America. Reverse side of Aller Vale Flask in I4 or Kerswell Daisy Pattern, 7.5 ins high.

The L1 pattern is created by applying light blue slips above and below a cream band around the centre which will then be decorated with an animal, most commonly a Butterfly, but also Birds, Stags and Horses.

Aller Vale Vase in the L1 pattern decorated with a Phoenix, 6 ins high Aller Vale Jug in the L1 pattern with a Stag as the central design

 


The Q1 pattern is the most variable of the Aller Vale designs. It is mainly characterised by the coloured slips used rather than any specific content. (Identification will be covered elsewhere eventually on this site)

 

Aller Vale Pottery 2-handled Loving Cup in Q1 style decoration, commemorating the 100th century scored by WG Grace, 8 ins high Reverse of Aller Vale Pottery 2-handled Loving Cup in Q1 style decoration, commemorating the 100th century scored by WG Grace, with a sgraffito drawing of the Doctor at the crease, 8 ins high