A lovely early antique Staffordshire flow blue rimmed soup plate in the Chapoo pattern. It measures 9 3/8" in diameter and stands 1 1/8" high at the rim. The pattern on the rim is alternating clusters of flowers, while the center pattern has typical Chinese or Japanese motifs with pagodas, cherry blossom trees, and weeping branches reminiscent of blue willow. It's marked on the back with an oval and ribbon, with Ironstone printed at the top of the oval and J. Wedgwood on the ribbon. The mark dates 1841-1860. The "J. Wedgwood" is John Wedge Wood, whose pottery operated in Burslem and Tunstall, Staffordshire during this period, and not to be confused with Josiah Wedgwood. The soup plate is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks, though one can see the 3 stilt marks on the face of the bowl. The glaze is bright and shiny with no use marks.
The bowl weighs 1 1/4 lbs before packing, and shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail.