In 1883 two brothers, Alfred and Frederick Johnson, purchased a defunct pottery known as Charles Street Works in Hanley, England. By the end of the 1890's Johnson Brothers may have been the largest earthenware manufacturer in the world.
The "Savoy" Flow Blue China pattern, circa 1910, has a wide border of medallions portraying three and four pedal clover leaves, scrolls and embossed crimped ribbon design handles, all with gold accents. The large central medallion with an open grill-work design also contains a large four pedal clover leaf. The platter measures 12 1/2" in length and 9 1/4" in width. Stamped "Savoy - 'Crown Mark' - Johnson Bros. - England", and impressed "Rd No 483400" indicating a registration date of 1906. There is a shallow flake under the rim, which must have happened during manufacturing as it is glazed over. There are no other cracks, chips or repairs; some light utensil marks. Beautiful and somewhat unusual pattern.