1. Examples of patterns 5567 and 5600 discovered.
|Example of pattern 5567|
|Example of pattern 5600|
Nothing really to add except that this enourages the idea that those patterns labelled "unseen as yet" may yet turn up with a little patience and a watchful eye.
3. Patterns 5032 and 5035.
|Example of pattern 5032 in green slip|
If you are interested please read what I wrote about pattern 5032 in my previous post about this pattern https://rhead-crownducal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/snow-glaze-book-update-1.html
That was about finding examples of pattern 5032 in yellow, blue and green slip in Australia and New Zealand. All three colourways had a design element missing, namely the gold line and dots. I presumed, wrongly, that perhaps the design was simplified before going into production and leaving out the gold decoration. Well here we have an example, in green, with the gold trim just as the pattern book describes. So I deem this a true example of pattern 5032.
What about those items photographed for the previous snow glaze update. Are they pattern 5032 finished without gold or are they pattern 5035?
Pattern 5035 is exactly as those items, (without the gold), but I never thought to include the design in the snow glaze book or list because the pattern book specifically states White Glaze rather than Snow Glaze. It remains inconclusive, those items could be 5032 without gold applied or they could be 5035 and the pattern book entry wrongly records the glaze type. We will probably never know, because this design never went through the hands of paintresses, so I doubt an example will ever be found with a pattern number on the reverse.
3. Error in the book on page 12 with an incorrect backstamp image.
The book was written and produced before the discovery that the AGR5 backstamp style includes two similar styles that define two distinct production periods. I used the wrong one in the book - I just picked the crispest image that I had at the time, which was not from a snow glazed item. How these things come back to haunt us!
|Very occasionally snow glaze items may have an AGR5 style mark, it should be the one on the left not the right|
On page 12 of the snow glaze book there is the image of the backstamp on the right - it should be the one on the left. To my knowledge no examples of ware with snow glaze, fancies or tableware, was ever produced post June 1942 so none should exist with the backstamp on the right. Famous last words!