Ken Townsend
photo © Terry Hulf

 

The Humorous World of

 

Weatherby

The pottery company, Weatherby in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, created a small range of dishes and mugs from the Menagerie range.

Weatherby dishes

Tankard/Mug

Only the Cockerel has been found decorating the tankard/mug, but it is assumed the other three animals favoured by Weatherby (Cheshire Cat, Hedgehog and Pig) will also feature.

 

Applications

The difference between the application of the patterns on these dishes and the tiles produced by Ken is quite marked. The Cheshire Cat, for example, does look more primitive and blotchy, almost as though the enamels have worn. This is also particularly noticeable on the Cockerel mug.

 
Weatherby backstamp Cheshire cat  
Backstamp
© Jim Bishop
Cheshire Cat
© Jim Bishop
Cockerel
Hedgehog Pig dish Cock
Hedgehog (head-on)
© Jim Bishop
Pig
© Jim Bishop
Mug with Cockerel
© Jim Bishop

 

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