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Wood & Son England Verona Pattern Flow Blue Fruit Bowl Circa 1900
Here is a scarce Flow Blue Fruit bowl in the Verona pattern by Wood & Son, England. Verona is a floral design of what may be poppies with an embossed, detailed, beaded and scalloped rim. There are three distinct bands of beads around the rim. The middle band has alternating starburst-like beads, while the top band against the scalloped edge is smaller plain beads, and the bottom band has delicate lace-like scallops with beads tipping and inside each loop. The blue has flowed heavily on this little bowl.
This sweet hundred-year-old bowl measures 4-7/8 inches in diameter and 1-inch deep.
The backstamp, in blue underglaze, is the Crown Mark with the words "Verona, Royal Semi-Porcelain" arched above the crown. "Wood and Son" follows in a banner with "England" arched below. This mark has the singular "Son," and was used from 1891 to 1907. The mark became "Sons" after 1907. The numbers 14 and 15 have been stamped on the back.
Flow Blue of this age is nearly always damaged, but this bowl is in remarkable condition. There are a very few non-discolored crazing lines. There are five tiny, old edge chips on the back. The largest of these is 1/8-inch. This little bowl has deep color and looks undamaged from the front, except for a small white line under the glaze in the center bottom.
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