Tube-Lined Crown Ducal by Charlotte Rhead

4953 - Foxglove
Tube-lining: Blue
Enamels: Baines pink, Baines purple, Goods blue, Cairo green, Emerald green & Colcloughs brown
Glaze: Snow
Frequency Ranking: 33/50
Design Date: 1937
Production Period: 1937 - 1938 although some chargers may have been made a year or so later.
Pattern Name: The name Foxglove is explicitly recorded in the pattern book.

Pattern 4953 Foxglove
Foxglove and Wisteria are a splendid pair of designs in vibrant colours that are keenly sought after by collectors. One gets the feeling that these patterns and the snow glaze were made for each other and perhaps this is not just a reflection of today's taste but that of 1937 as well.

There are many references to these patterns, (they always seem to be treated together), in the trade journals mostly relating to their display at the British Industries Fair of that year.

Virtually all examples seen have the period 2 backstamp style, apart from the oft repeated exception of the occasional charger with a younger backstamp style. The distribution of names of who tube-lined Foxglove, (and this applies to the Wisteria pattern also), is very clear cut. Only the experienced members of the team did the work,  Elsie,  Rose,  Hannah,  Dora and Fanny.
References of the period:
Pottery Gazette and Glass Trades Review, June 1937 page 797

More recently still there have been produced various patterns of very interesting characteristics on a new snow glaze, which played so prominent a part in the firm’s exhibit at the British Industries Fair. In this connection the “Wisteria” and “Foxglove” designs stood out with emphasis. They are reported to be having a splendid reception, and of this they are thoroughly deserving.

BIF 1937  Wisteria and Foxglove display
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