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This hard-to-find pattern dating from 1925 is undoubtedly the work of FREDERICK RHEAD.

The colours are handpainted over a blue transfer, with a brown rim. It is occasionally seen in a brown colourway. All the items shown below are blue.

The shape is the same as for Woods' classic YUAN pattern of the 1920s.

Rhead seems to have been influenced by the well-known Booths NETHERLANDS pattern - although the blue border is different, the central design is almost identical apart from the addition of a pagoda and a small bridge:

Items usually have the retailer's mark: HH&G Ltd (Hales, Hancock & Godwin) with the Toby jug logo, also designed by Frederick Rhead. In some cases the Woods 'urn' mark is used instead, as on the back of the saucer below..

Woods Japonica
Booths Netherlands

cup: 3.75 ins (top rim), 2.25 ins high
scr: 5.625 ins
plate: 7.75 ins




Low Comport
8.75 ins, 2.125 ins high


Medium platter
12 x 9 ins


Vegetable tureen and lid
9 ins square
5.5 ins high (top of lid)




Coffee pot
5.75 ins high (top of lid)


Large bowl
9 ins (top rim)
4 ins high




Medium bowl
7 ins (top rim)
3 ins high



Medium bowl
8.5 ins (top rim)
3.25 ins high



The three bowls are shown together here for comparison

Medium jug
4 ins (top rim)
6 ins high (top of handle)
6.875 ins (spout-handle)




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