Thomas Elsmore & Son, Clayhills Pottery, Tunstall, Staffordshire potteries, circa 1872-1887. Formerly Elsmsore & Forster.
This wonderful brown transfer-ware soup bowl has an aesthetic movement motif. The design includes a Japanese style vase filled with branches of greenery, groups of blooming flora and fauna, decorated fan, butterflies and geometric designs. The English Registry mark indicates the date of May 14, 1878. The bowl measures 9 7/8" across and 1 5/8" in depth. The stamped mark "T.Elsmore & Son, Registry Mark, England". The company used the word "England" pre-1891 when it became required under the McKinley Tariff Act. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Great aesthetic pattern.