George Jones (& Sons Ltd), Trent Pottery, 1864 - 1907, Crescent Pottery, 1907 - 1957, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, Potteries, England.
This lovely set of 2 George Jones dark brown transfer-ware soup bowls are the "Brighton" pattern, circa 1880. The wide rim is decorated with geometric design borders, which encase garlands of double and single wild rose blossoms and foliage intertwined with long, flowing ribbons. The center medallion is composed of the same roses and ribbons motif. The bowls measure 9" across and 1 3/8" in depth. There are 2 marks; printed mark "Brighton - GJ - Stoke upon Trent" and an impressed mark "GJ w/Crescent incised & Sons" This impressed mark was used from 1874 - 1890; "England" was added in 1891 and "Crescent China" may occur under the mark from 1893. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; one bowl has a 1" darker craze mark or very tight hairline on the underside of the rim. (See photo).