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 "Montana" Flow Blue China pattern, circa 1913, has a wide border of various floral arrangements, embossed beaded edges, crimped ribbon handles, gorgeous floral lid finial and raised base on the bowl. The oval covered tureen measures 12 1/2" in length, including handles, 7 1/2" in width and 6" in height to the top of the lid finial. Stamped "Montana - 'Crown Mark' - Johnson Bros. - England". The impressed registry mark is illegible. There is a tiny glaze flake under the rim which does not impact it's beauty. There are no other cracks, chips or repairs, Gorgeous pattern and great color.