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W. H. Grindley Flow Blue Keele Pattern Gold Accent Creamer
Here is a stunning Flow Blue Creamer in the Keele pattern by W. H. Grindley. One of the prettiest flow blue patterns, Keele has a series of scrolls that rise and fall around the creamer like the scalloped hem of a lace tablecloth. Tiny dots of blue in the shape of the fleur de lis are scattered within the design. Deep blue ribbons enhanced by embossed dots and scrolls adorn the scalloped rim, the top of the design, and the handle. Gold accents highlight the undulating scrolls and the handle.
This lovely creamer measures 4-inches tall and 4-inches in diameter at its widest. The foot is two inches in diameter.
The backstamp, though nearly illegible, is Wm. Grindley's Globe mark with a banner above the globe bearing the pattern name, Keele. The banner below was meant to read W.H. Grindley & Co. England, and the words Trade Mark flank the globe. A "73" is impressed in the bottom. This mark was used by Grindley from 1891 to 1914.
There are three small chips on the underside of the foot that do not affect stability. Two of these are barely visible, but do mar the narrow gold band around the foot. There are also dark wear marks on the underside of the foot, and there is also some minor wear to the gold trim in the design. At some time, K-120 has been scratched into the bottom of the piece. There are no other chips or cracks in this beautiful and scarce creamer.
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