Four Flowers Variant, Brockwitz
Year(s) of Production: Circa 1910
Pattern Description: Textured arcs emanating from the center form four crescents reaching the outer edge; on the standard and large sizes the crescent contains a stemmed flower bud. Four flower blossoms sit between the crescents on larger pieces, no flower blossoms on the me, , Textured arcs emanating from the center form four crescents reaching the outer edge; on the standard and large sizes the crescent contains a stemmed flower bud. Four flower blossoms sit between the crescents.
Shapes in Database: Bowl, Chop Plate, Plate
Colors in Database: Amber, Amethyst/Purple, Emerald Green, Green, Ice Green, Olive Green, Teal*
*Not all colors are available in every shape.
About Four Flowers Variant
The variant differs from the Dugan version with the addition of four flower buds between the crescent shapes (except on the medium size). This pattern is found in bowls and plates, all with a scalloped edge. There are 11″ chop plates and standard sized plates (measuring 9-10″). There are large bowls (10-11″) and standard size bowls (8-9 1/2″) from this mould. The back can be plain or have a thumbprint and panels design; the bases are ground. The origins have now been attributed to Brockwitz of Germany (it was assumed to be European, but wasn't validated until recently).
There is a medium size version of this pattern by Brockwitz (approximately 6 1/2-7 1/2″) that does NOT have the four flower buds between the crescent shapes but it will come with the thumbprint back.
There is a version of the Four Flowers Variant that is believed to be Scandinavian – it typically has a radium finish and the crescents are much thinner and don't go as close to the edge. Dugan's Four Flowers is similar but is only found in marigold, peach opal and amethyst/purple.