Staffordshire Transferware- Charelston, SC

Mystery Object Monday! Transferware patterns can be challenging to identify – there are thousands of known patterns and even more unknown ones. Even when we have many sherds from a piece it can be hard to find the pattern, especially if there is a common feature such as a pagoda or a temple. In this case we were able to identify the pattern based on just this one piece – do you know what it is? Congratulations to @wateralwaywins for the correct answer! The pattern is Hannibal Passing the Alps which was manufactured by Knight, Elkin & Co. (1826-46) in Staffordshire, England. The elephant turned out to be a rather unique feature which helped us identify this pattern from such a small piece. #theaccidentalpreservationist #chancogniehouse

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