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Finials

Finials

Finials that topped the lids of coffeepots, teapots, sugar bowls, and tureens, were a unique way of adding a design element to a pattern.  Early patterns favored nature-inspired finials, like pine cones or pomegranates, but in the later years of flow blue and mulberry, finials became flowers, swirls, or just practical attachments for lifting a lid.  It is helpful to study the finial when trying to identify a pattern, because Potteries would use the same undecorated “blank” to create several different designs.

You can contribute!  If you have a Finial  that is not currently listed please contribute.  Take two photos, one of the piece of pottery and a second of the Finial, include the manufacture and the pattern name (if known) and send to the webmaster.  Please take as large a photo as possible, I will reformat the photos for inclusion.


 

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