This flow blue plate is very rich looking because the blue is very dark and flows throughout the white background. As you can see in the photos, there’s virtually no “white-white” to be seen.
The plate’s mark on the bottom can be referenced in Gaston’s Flow Blue China, 2005, page 40. As is indicated in Gaston’s, within the ribbon which surrounds the pattern name, “The Temple”, are the words “Pearl Stone Ware”. The base of the mark consists of a ribbon with the word “Wedgwood” within the ribbon. On the bottom of the plate are 3 sets of kiln marks which were obviously part of the manufacturing.
This plate was made by Podmore, Walker & Co. I personally feel the plate is beautiful and would enhance any flow blue collection.
The plate is 9 ¾” in diameter, circa 1849-1859. I feel, considering the plate’s age, it is in very good condition. It has a normal amount of crazing and scratching from use, yet such is to be expected.
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