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Mason's England Plantation Colonial for Carl Forslund Grand Rapids Michigan Covered Ming Jar
This pretty Plantation Colonial Covered Ming Jar was made by Mason's, England for Carl Forslund of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This sweet Ming Jar is hexagon-shaped and stands on six feet. The Plantation Colonial pattern, also known as Regency Plantation Colonial, number C4475, features large poppy-like flowers in shades of medium to cobalt blue accented with smaller blossoms in pinks, yellows, and pale greens. The Asian style blossoms swirl together on scrolling vines of deep cobalt blue with green leaves. A curious yellow creature with curved antennae sits on one of the blossoms. The transfer design wraps around three sides of the jar on both the front and the back. Four of the flowers are also on the top of the jar with a design of green, red, and yellow on the finial. The rims of both the jar and the cover have a band of cobalt blue scrolls.
Carl Forslund owned a furniture store and a mail order catalog company in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1933 into the early 1990s. Mason's made ironstone pieces for Carl Forslund sometime between 1933 and the 1960s. The backstamp is an indigo blue open rectangle enclosing the Mason's crown mark. A tablecloth banner with "Patent Ironstone" inside is beneath the crown. The words "Plantation Colonial Made in England by Mason's" are above the crown, with the words "for Carl Forslund Grand Rapids Michigan" below.
The jar measures 4-7/8 inches tall, 6-1/2 inches with the cover on. It is 4-1/8 inches in diameter corner to corner, 3-1/2 inches side to side.
There is crazing on the underside of the rim that has begun to discolor. There is also a small indentation under the glaze at the corner of the opening in the top of the jar. This is not a chip and is hidden when the cover is on. There are no other condition issues.
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