This large heavy platter measures 17 1/2" x 14". The design is unusual but named appropriately, SPHINX. The center as well as the border have sphinx images. The back is printed with the pattern name and the initials C.M. There is also an impressed mark, Improved Stone China. There were used by the Charles Meigh Old Hall Works, Hanley, Staffordshire pottery. Sadly, this platter does have condition problems. There is staining from use. There is an hairline crack from one edge approximately 3 1/2" long. There are two large chips on the underside. In spite of these flaws, the platter displays well and is quite a collector piece.
Large Flow Blue Platter, SPHINX, Charles Meigh 1835-49