What's for sale?
This is a typically stylish, octagonally-shaped bowl from 1920s England. It was made for the Crown Ducal range of tableware.
This shape of bowl was produced in a variety of patterns, this being called 1416. It is a simple pattern of flowers and leaves with a single bird in the centre, all with an oriental influence which was fashionable at the time. The rim is edged with orange. The same pattern is found on octagonal plates, and there was probably a complete set of tableware available.
Who made it and when?
Crown Ducal Ware was a range produced by the Staffordshire pottery maker A G Richardson of Tunstall. The maker's mark on the base is that used during the 1920s and reads:
Also on the base is an impressed "6" and marks identifying the artists who decorated it.
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- It pings nicely, so there are no cracks
- There are no chips, but there is a small pit inside where the bottom meets the side
- No crazing
- There are faint scratches on the inside of the base
- A couple of the red flower transfers are scratched on the inside
- One of the hand-painted, blue flowers on the inside is roughly painted
What are the measurements?
- 8.5cm high
- 19cm in diameter
- 592 grams
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