AUTUMN LEAVES PRODUCED BY HORNSEA POTTERY
The 'Harvest' range is referred to several times on this page. To aid those readers unfamiliar with that range the first images are of a Harvest Spaghetti jar, also manufactured at Hornsea.
A ONE-OFF SAMPLE, REJECTED BY MARKS & SPENCER.
BUD VASE, PROBABLY DEVELOPMENT SAMPLE ONLY.
DIFFERENT PATTERNS ON MEDIUM STORAGE JAR.
THE MIDDLE JAR HAS A PRINTED LABEL UNDERNEATH BEARING THE LEGEND, "MARKS & SPENCER VERSION 1"
SAME JARS BUT WITH BROWN "HARVEST" BANDS.
THE POT ON THE LEFT IS THE ONLY ONE WE HAVE EVER SEEN WITH A REVERSED PATTERN.
SMALL STORAGE JARS WITH PATTERN VARIATIONS.
THE MIDDLE JAR HAS A MINIATURE VERSION OF THE 'PLATE' PATTERN USUALLY APPLIED ONLY ON COOKIE JAR LID (see next picture below)
Stuck to the underside of this particular jar is a printed label "MARKS & SPENCER VERSION 1"
Cookie Jar Lid showing same miniature pattern as used on above production sample.
'UPSIDE DOWN' PATTERNS ON SMALL STORAGE JARS.
DEVELOPMENT SAMPLES - PLANTERS, JARS ?
UTENSIL JAR VARIATIONS
WHO DECIDED TO PLACE THE TRANSFER UPSIDE DOWN? AND WHY?
ORIGINAL GLAZED SPAGHETTI JAR AND 'SAWN OFF SPAGHETTI JAR' UTENSIL JAR.
MATT GLAZED LARGER VERSION OF SPAGHETTI JAR ON LEFT. ORIGINAL VERSION ON RIGHT.
Development Sample - A ONE-OFF, AND TOP HEAVY, SPAGHETTI JAR.
SPAGHETTI JAR VARIATIONS.
SPAGHETTI JARS - All same shape but with pattern, lid and glaze variations. Several have a brown band on jar and lid and were obtained from the Hornsea factory shop. Autumn Leaves had already been discontinued for some time. However, the Harvest range was still being produced for Marks & Spencer and these jars were almost certainly rejects which were then decorated with remaining Autumn Leaves patterns, albeit ones that were never originally authorized for use on Spaghetti jars.
Note, that upon close inspection, pattern on right hand planter appears to be 'homemade' and is probably an early development mock-up.
This Utensil Jar sample has Marks and Spencer reference numbers indicating that it probably appeared in stores.
Our contact at Hornsea indicated that it may have been trialled in specific stores only.
An opportunity to see the full 'wraparound' design used only by Hornsea, on spaghetti jars and medium/large storage jars.
Note that on the slimmer design spaghetti jar on the right there is one leaf missing from the 'wraparound' design.
Four storage jars of slightly differing sizes. The only matt glaze jar is the second from the right. The jar on the right has a picture lid, as used for the cookie jar, shown below.
Original shiny glaze on left with later matt glaze on right.
Correct and incorrectly positioned patterns.
Correct and incorrectly positioned patterns, or to put it another way, the jar on the left is officially sanctioned by Marks & Spencer, whereas the jar on the right is a Hornsea 'second'. Yes, we agree, both look fine..
The above cookie jars have correctly positioned patterns.
The cookie jars, shown below, have incorrectly positioned patterns.
COOKIE JARS - Reversed (mirror image) patterns were used for opposite sides of this jar, the only known authorization of a reversed 'plate' pattern. To add intrigue the reversed pattern was sometimes applied to the 'wrong' face of the jar. These variations were usually sold as 'seconds' in factory shops/market stalls.
Any corrections and/or further information would be greatly appreciated.