Chamberlain’s Worcester Jabberwocky Pattern Platter

Chamberlain’s Worcester Jabberwocky Pattern Platter

A very pretty small platter and interesting bit of British ceramic history. The Worcester porcelain factory adapted this pattern from a Meissen original in the 1760’s. They called it the “fine old rich dragon pattern.” The “Jabberwocky” name came about in the late 19th century after Lewis Carroll had included the name for a fanciful creature in his famous 1871 novel. This platter has the transfer printed Chamberlain’s Worcester mark with the New Bond St. address that dates it no earlier than 1816. It was likely made as a replacement piece for a large 18th century service.

England, 1825 c.H: 1.2"W: 12"D: 10"Reference number: 27067