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Valentine pattern

The "Valentine pattern" consists of two birds sitting facing each other with their beaks touching. The pattern probably originates from a design by Percy Brett for Commodore Anson who was on a circumnavigation voyage in 1743. The original sketch depicts a garlanded Bread fruit tree on Tenian Island. Bretts sketches where used by the Chinese decorators on an Armorial service made for Commodore Anson and elements of the design are used on other services. For further references, see Chinese Armorial Porcelain by David Sanctuary Howard, The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain Vol.1 by J. Sandon, for further references to this pattern.

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