Hi, and welcome to my auction for these impressive English Flow Blue dessert bowls measuring 4 3/4" in diameter.. It is the lovely floral Marechal Neil pattern and marked:~W.H. Grindley & Co (Factory name) ~Marechal Neil (pattern name which is a climbing Tea Rose) ~#269030 (Registration number dating this set to 1898) W.H. Grindley is one of about 20 quality English manufacturers of Flow Blue from the 19th century. Decorative moulding along the rims. Condition is pristine - no chips cracks or hairlines and surprisingly very little grazing. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS PART OF A 70 PC. GRINDLEY FLOW BLUE SERVING SET I WILL BE POSTING ON EBAY IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. I HAVE MORE PLATTERS IN THIS PATTERN ON EBAY RIGHT NOW. FLOW BLUE HISTORY : Antique Flow Blue is a classice blue and white antique ware that was produced by a number of potters in the historic Straffordshire area of England. It was particularly popular from 1825 to the end of the century.
When a piece of antique Flow Blue was fired in a kiln, a smudged or blurred effect was achieved on the pottery varying from slight to so pronounced that the pattern is almost indistinguishable. This was determined by the position of the item in the sagger (or protective casing) during the firing process as the ... read more