Petrus Regout



At the end of the 17th century the Dutch Delft pottery industry had 45 manufacturies with 10,000 workers. By the end of the 18th century, facing mounting competition from the North Staffordshire potteries, the industry had declined to 28 manufacturies with as few as 280 workers and by 1850 only two potteries and 76 workers remained. 

Petrus Regout was a Dutch industrialist , initially trading as a merchant on glass and pottery - by 1836 he had established both a glass and pottery factory in Maastricht - this grew to be one of the most important Dutch tableware producers from the latter half of the 19th century until World War II.


Industrial Retardation in the Netherlands 18301850 p. 109-110; Richard Griffiths

Petrus Regout (1834-1899); Wikipedia 




Petrus Regout plate in the Amalone
the transfer ware pattern was typical of that of the North Staffordshire Potteries of the time


Prize Medal
inside a Stafford Knot

'AMALONE' is the pattern name

'PRIZE MEDAL' refers to the 1851 British Exhibition



Petrus Regout bowl with the Stafford Knot mark below


Multicolor "Prattware" style plate
Original Staffordshire copper plates ordered by Petrus Regout from Maastricht in Holland

c. 1860's.

Petrus Regout ordered his copper plates directly from Staffordshire and was the only potter outside Staffordshire to apply the Prattware technique of using many different copper plates to produce multicolor patterns as seen on this plate. 

The Title of this plate is "Zeepbellen" which translates as "Soap Bubbles" - the original source of this pattern is the print titled "Blowing Bubbles" from the series "Le Blond Ovals" by G. Baxter published by Le Blond & Co in London around 1855.

impressed mark
P Regout

printed mark
Petrus Regout
[Stafford Knot with crown]



Dutch tableware. Blue and white transfer ware 
Royal Sphinx, Petrus Regout, Maastricht

c. 1910-20

the pattern is 'CAMBRIDGE'


'Cambridge' is the name of the pattern 

- named after one of England's ancient University Towns - 

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