In 1883 two brother, Alfred and Frederick Johnson, purchased a defunct pottery known as the 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 "Mongolia" Flow Blue China pattern, circa 1890 - 1910, reflects the oriental influence of the period with a central motif of peacocks in a beautiful oriental garden with borders of floral and geometric design. The shape is a plain smooth rim. These fruit/dessert bowls are 5 3/8" across and 1" deep. Four of the bowls have no cracks, chips or repairs; one has a 1/4" under-rim chip and the other has a 1/8" rim chip and crack down the side of the bowl. They are stamped "Mongolia - Crown Mark - Johnson Bros. - England". A beautiful and rare Flow Blue pattern.
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