Gorgeous large 15 1/2" x 12 1/2" late 1800's Flow Blue Platter! Manufactured by Doulton & Co., Burslem, Staffordshire Potteries. Early printed mark with crown c. 1882 - 1902. Also there is an impressed mark of a circle with Doulton in the center. The pattern is "Melrose". The platter has a slightly scalloped rim. The border is a very dark cobalt blue band with a gold accent line. Pretty flowers and leaves swirl together around the 2" border. No crack or crazing, but sadly there is one chip on the dark cobalt rim band. Still a beautiful flow blue piece for a wall collection!