Manufacturer: Scammell China
Date of examples: circa 1926 – 1936
Notes: 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.
Larry Paul describes the pattern as follows: "This tan and dark blue design had hand-painted [looks like fingerpainting] rust red work in the space between the rim and center-of-the-well decals. … This pattern was Scott Scammell's favorite."
Shards in this pattern were found in a Trenton, N.J., waste dump that closed in 1937. It saw use at Montauk Manor, Long Island, New York, and at the Desert Inn, Palm Springs, California.
Pedestal bowl photos: Gary Olson
Fruit bowl photos: Carlos Talavera