WOOD & SONS - Alva (plain)

This elegant pattern, designed by Frederick Rhead in the 1920s, is now getting harder and harder to find. The items shown below are the plain Blue & White version, without hand-colouring.

 


Plates

(octagonal)
These come in three sizes:

Tea - £6
7 ins

Dessert - £9
8.75 ins

Dinner - £18
9.75 ins

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Soup plates (octagonal)
10 ins

SOLD

 
 

Sandwich plate 
8.75 x 10.5 ins

SOLD

Note the typical Frederick Rhead motif on the 'ears' or handles of this plate

 

 

 

Dinner plate (circular)
10 ins

Much less common than the octagonal plates above.

Impressed 1939

£21
 

 

 

Cups and saucers These were made in three sizes:

Coffee (demi-tasse)
Tea (see left)
Breakfast (larger)

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Coffee pots
These were made in both circular and octagonal shapes (see L and R).

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Teapots
These were made in at least two sizes, both octagonal
(see L and R)

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Teapot stand (hexagonal)
5.5 ins across
6.25 ins
(corner to corner)

This is Woods standard teapot stand shape, used for many patterns including YUAN, etc.

£25

 

 

 

Tureens (octagonal)
These were made in three sizes:

Small (sauce)
Medium (veg) -
see left
Large (soup) -
see right

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Egg cups
(circular)
1.75 ins (top rim)
2.25 ins high

Photos are of same eggcup from different angles 

SOLD

 

 

Serving bowls
(octagonal)
These were made in at least two sizes:

Medium - £15
7.5 ins,
2 ins high.
Impressed 1925.
(small flake under rim - 1 o'clock in photo right - doesn't show on top)

 
Large - £30
9.75 ins,
2.75 ins high.
Impressed 1924.
 

Small berry bowl
(octagonal)
5 ins

£9

 

 

 

Jugs and creamers
(octagonal)
These were made in several sizes

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Slop or sugar bowl 
(octagonal, circular top rim)
5.5 ins,
3 ins high

SOLD

 

 

Meat platters (octagonal)
These were made in at least five sizes:

Large
18 x 14 ins
Large
16 x 12 ins
Medium
14.25 x 10.75 ins
Small - £22
12.25 x 9.5 ins
Small - £20
11.25 x 8.75 ins

 

 

Gravy boats
These were made in two shapes
(see L and R).

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Preserve pot (circular)
3.25 ins (top rim),
3.75 ins (base),
4 ins high
(5.5 ins with lid)

Another very hard to find item.

SOLD

 

 

 

 

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Other Woods patterns featuring the octagonal shape include:
Blue Bombay, Old Bow Kakiyemon, Orient, Rangoon, Westover

 

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