Several sets of MELBOURNE cup and saucer sets are still available but all the cups have some small chips on them. Cups have gold trim, a floral decoration on the inside and are 2½ (H) x 3¼ (Diam.). Saucers are gilded on their edge and 5¾ (Diam.). There are SEVERAL SAUCERS available by themselves ($45/each), so please inquire if interested.(#K032)
Vintage flow blue butter pat, unmarked. 3 in.diameter. Near mint condition-no cracks or crazing, 1 small old damage edge chip on the front, back has 3 tiny old damage edge chips on the foot. Has some color flow throughout the front and back. I'm not sure of the pattern name. Very pretty little piece for any flow blue collection! Shipping priority mail including delivery confirmation, plus optional insurance.
Antique French China Co. flow blue platter. c.1900-1932, French China Co., Sebring, Ohio. Lovely, large antique heavy platter marked: La Francais Porcelain on the back. It features dahlias/mums with cosmos/zinnias. It has no chips or cracks, but does have some age smudges, crazing, and spidering. A French China Co. platter is shown in M. Gaston's 1994 book on Flow Blue, (not nearly as attractive as this one), see pg. 160). This platter measures 15 x 11 inches wide. Beautiful to use as a table centerpiece or to hang on a wall, or put in the china cabinet. The mark is shown in the book titled Decorative American Pottery by Jamie Wilby, 2004 edit. If you do not like the authentic vintage look you can use a 90% hydrogen peroxide to soak out the smudgies according to that book. The 11/7/05 Auction Exchange paper had an article on Flow Blue; the French China Co. is listed as being one of the limited number of American potters that produced flow blue in America. E-bay prices have skyrocketed on early flow blue.
Fantastic old covered dish in the WATER LILY pattern, made by F Flow Blue China: Additional patterns and new information . This is one of the most attractive old flow blue serving pieces we have had and it is in excellent condition. The blue is rich and the color flows nicely. The handles are attractively gilded and the cover has two holes under the handle to let steam escape. Condition is excellent. Diameter: 11¾ ; Height to top of handle: ~6¼ . Extremely RARE piece!
English flow blue soup bowl in the Melbourne pattern by W.H. Grindley, circa 1896. Attractive rimmed bowl with rich and dark flowing blue color and beaded and gilded edge. Diameter: ~9 . Several available.(#J112/K034)
Flow blue MELBOURNE platters. Two platters available in this size (12 x 8¼ ). One is gilded and has what looks like an under the glaze (made in manufacturing) indentation on its underside.(#K027). The other never had any gilding on it (#J111). Both have a blue underglazed W.H. Grindley mark and each is in excellent condition. The first picture is of the non-gilded platter (#J111). The other pictures are of the platter that trimmed with gold. (#K027). $155/each
12087. Book: Abbie's Encyclopedia of Flow Blue Scinde, Forms and Shapes. Book 1 by Thomas Nix. Thomas Nix/Sentinel Publishing 1992. First American Edition. 18pp 4to 11x8.5. Laminated paper staple wrap. A must reference. OFP. $35
12086. Abbie's Encyclopedia of Flow Blue, Oriental & Scenic. Volume 1. Thomas Nix/Sentinel Publishing 1992. First American Edition. 32pp 4to 11x8.5. Laminated paper staple wrap. A must reference. OFP. $35
This exquisite flow blue jardiniere and matching pedestal is a real find. It is marked Wedgwood at the bottom of the pedestal. It is a lovely floral and leaf pattern. There is a one-inch long rough spot - either manufacturing flaw or repair - on the column portion of the pedestal. It is much less noticeable than it appears in the close-up. This is an excellent jardiniere and pedestal in excellent condition.
English flow blue (flo blue) plate (8¾ ) in the Normandy pattern by Johnson Brothers, circa 1900. Gold is intact and plates are in excellent condition. Also available in this pattern is a set of dishes, which includes dinner, luncheon, and bread and butter plates, cups and saucers, different size platters, butter pats, pitchers, etc. The second picture depicts a dinner plate (10 ), luncheon plate (with asterisk, 8¾ ),sauce dish (4 7/8 ;), and butter pat (2 7/8 ).
Extremely large size English flow blue (flo blue) platter in the Lotus pattern, by W.H. Grindley, circa 1891. Excellent condition but has one small rim flake on the underside. Hard to find such a large platter in this pattern! 18½ x 14 .
Great flow blue bread plate in the beautiful Hollyhock pattern. The design is large flowers in cobalt blue with gold-spatter highlights. It has a raised design around the edge. The plate is 10 in diamater. It is in excellent condition with no chips, nicks or cracks. It has small, all-over crazing which does not detract from its beauty. The only mark is Hollyhock. It was purchased in England and is a very special piece.
Blue H, 14 W,9 Deep. Ladle 10 long with some minor crazing on ladle. Signed on inside of lid in blue [Stoke on Trent- Staffordshire England. Dianthus] Small blue mark on bottom. Impressed R[?]2585621 in rectangle box. Also impressed 85 in another area. Visit http://akeslingerantiques.com for other great Flow Blue Items.
Large, round flow blue covered vegetable with domed lid in Water Nympth or Nymphae pattern by Josiah Wedgwood. (Nymphae is the botanical name for water lily.) The floral design consists of large water lilies and leaves. Circa 1850 - 1875. See other matching pieces.
Rare Wedgwood incised flow blue plate in Water Nymph or Nymphae pattern by Josiah Wedgwood. (Nymphae is botanical name for water lily). This is a beautiful design and color. The edge of the plate is gently scalloped. The floral design consists of large water lilies and leaves. Circa 1850 - 1875. Plate is 10-3/8 inches wide. This is a heavy plate. This plate is in excellent condition - no chips or cracks. There is some minor crazing. The plate has the impressed mark Wedgwood and blue underglazed mark Nymphae.
Beautiful flow blue teapot with gold accents and unusual-shaped handle. Pattern name unknown - very pretty design with butterflies. Teapot is 11 inches wide and 7 inches high. It is in very good condition except for an old interior crack which does not affect the integrity of the piece.
Extra-large flow blue soup bowl in Water Nymph or Nymphae (botanical name for water lily) pattern by Josiah Wedgwood, circa 1850 - 1875. The rim is gently scalloped. The floral design consists of large water lilies and leaves. The large bowl is 10-1/2 inches in diameter. The bowl has the impressed mark Wedgwood and blue underglaze mark Nymphae on the bottom.