Aller Vale Pottery Shapes

A feature of Aller Vale pots is that most of them have a shape number inscribed into the base. This page is intended to feature a photographic record of all Aller Vale shapes and in order to achieve this we will require the input of collectors so that a unique record can be created.
As with the Aller Vale pattern codes I surveyed Torquay Pottery Collectors Society members in 1991 to produce a list of shape numbers. I start to re-issue that list here (the most common shape numbers were – 154, 1043 and 1476), as with pattern codes there were a substantial number without a shape number, as they probably preceded the use of these numbers, of which I have a list of some 260!

There are clearly gaps in the numerical sequence, you may have one of these or maybe they were not used. Some numbers in the photographs are suffixed ‘a’ or ‘b’ or ‘c’, this is only to reflect the apparent use of the same number for differing shapes. It is apparent from these numbers that in addition to the most well known Teaset shape of 1476, there are also Teasets 990, 1005, 1009, 1208 and 1376; a new opening for building a collection! (Please ignore the leading zeros on the photographs of shape numbers below 1000, these are necessary to maintain numerical sequence on this system)

We are very grateful to a collector for a wonderful set of photographs, lower down this page, which illustrate many of these shapes, with your help this site can record more shapes. Numbers in Bold are not illustrated below and therefore we need examples! My thanks to Kathy for 5 new pictures and 3 numbers.

Goto Photographs - to avoid ‘tedious detail!’

SHAPE NUMBERS :


21; 26; 37; 39; 40; 42; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 50; 52; 53; 63; 75; 78; 87; 92; 97.

100; 101; 103; 104; 106; 108; 109; 111; 112; 113; 114; 115; 116; 118; 121; 123; 126; 127; 128; 129; 131; 132; 134; 135; 137; 141; 144; 145; 146; 147; 149; 151; 154; 157; 158; 159; 162; 163; 164; 167; 171; 175; 176; 177; 178; 189; 192; 193; 195; 196; 198; 199.

203; 215; 218; 245; 266;  275; 276; 295.

310; 324; 361; 365; 379; 390; 393; 394; 398.

401; 402; 406; 409; 411; 421; 423; 430; 431; 441; 447; 473; 476; 481; 490; 494; 499.

511; 546; 549; 560; 595.

614 ; 617; 621; 641; 648; 651; 653; 680; 682; 698.

705; 706; 708; 790; 792; 798; 799.

800; 801; 803; 804; 819; 821; 822; 824; 827; 830; 831; 834; 836; 837; 867; 875; 876; 882; 885; 887; 897; 899.

901; 902; 906; 907; 910; 911; 914; 915; 916; 919; 932; 933; 934; 940; 944; 946; 954; 966; 969; 970; 971; 973; 975; 976; 977; 981; 983; 987; 988; 989; 990; 991; 993; 997; 998.

1005; 1006; 1009; 1022; 1026; 1032; 1033; 1042; 1043; 1045; 1047; 1048; 1049; 1053; 1055; 1056; 1062; 1063; 1065; 1066; 1071; 1072; 1074; 1075; 1078; 1079; 1085; 1093; 1099.

1108; 1111; 1113; 1123; 1126; 1128; 1129; 1141; 1143; 1165; 1194; 1196; 1197.

1203; 1208; 1216; 1227; 1233; 1236; 1251; 1256; 1257; 1258; 1260; 1261; 1263; 1264; 1265; 1266; 1267; 1268; 1270; 1273; 1274; 1275; 1276; 1277; 1278; 1280; 1281; 1283; 1284; 1287; 1293.

1301; 1306; 1309; 1310; 1312; 1314; 1316; 1317; 1319; 1321; 1323; 1324; 1326; 1328; 1329; 1330; 1333; 1334; 1337; 1338; 1339; 1360; 1361; 1366; 1376; 1396.

1403; 1405; 1407; 1409; 1411; 1416; 1419; 1438; 1446; 1448; 1449; 1454; 1455; 1461; 1465; 1466; 1467; 1469; 1471; 1472; 1473; 1475; 1476; 1478; 1479; 1485; 1486; 1496; 1497; 1498.

1501; 1503; 1504; 1505; 1509; 1526; 1527; 1529; 1536; 1538; 1540; 1550; 1551; 1556; 1563; 1573; 1596.

1601; 1605; 1609; 1616; 1629; 1645; 1665.

1761; 1794.

1817; 1836; 1859; 1889; 1892.

1902; 1906; 1907; 1933; 1939; 1960; 1991.

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