Aztec

Manufacturer: Scammell China
Pattern: Aztec
Date: circa 1927
Notes: Shards in this pattern were found in a Trenton, N.J., waster dump that closed in 1937. It has been associated with Montauk Manor, Long Island, New York and the Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada.

An American-Indian inspired motif combining transfers and hand-painted (sponged) glazing in dark blue and shades of orange. The name "Aztec" is attributed to Elizabeth Scammell, daughter-in-law of one of the firm's five founding brothers, who had a set of this pattern for use at home.

For different patterns with similar names:
Aztec 2 by Wallace China
Aztec 3 by Mayer China




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