Trellis is the only tube-lined design for fanccies in the pattern book that has a dated entry. At the top of the page there is written “Jan 1940” and this is believed to be contemporary with the pattern description. This pattern was immensely popular, ranked tenth and yet introduced only 30 months before the restrictions on decorated pottery were implemented. There is evidence from certain base markings and item shapes that possibly 8% of examples may have been made after Charlotte had left the company and possibly until the end of the 1940s.
The glaze is a colour variation of Charlottes well known greystone glaze used for Patch, Blue Peony, Persian Rose and Caliph. Although Trellis is the only tube-lined pattern with the brownstone glaze, Richardsons used it in conjunction with designs using transfers of small flowers, both on fancies and the Gordon shaped tableware at about the same time.