This is a fabulous large Flow Blue Oval Platter measuring 17 x 13 3/4" manufactured by Staffordshire Middleport Pottery circa 1899 to 1900. The platter is marked. It is a beautiful dark slate cobalt blue color. The edge of this Platter is scalloped and trimmed with gilt. The floral border is fern leaves, pretty swirls, large rose like flowers, smaller flowers and leaves. The leaf tips enter the well. The pattern name is "Florence".
The condition is very good, There are two under the rim chips. One large and one small. Neither show on the front of the Platter. Also, it has the overall expected age crazing.