This is a lovely cereal bowl in a pattern that is known as Iris. It was made in England by the Royal Staffordshire Pottery and dates to the Early 1900's. It has deep slightly flowing blue around the rim and generously applied gold gilding. The iris flowers decorating the bowl and plate are a slightly lighter blue.
The bowl measures 6 ¼" in diameter and 1 ¾" deep. The bowl has the manufacturer's mark printed in blue ink on the back. The mark was used from 1907 on. It reads: Iris, Royal Staffordshire Pottery, Burslem, England, F. The bowl has a number impressed into the back but it is too unclear to read.
The condition is fairly good. There are no cracks, chips or stains, but there is light crazing and minor roughness around the rims as well as some manufacturing imperfections.
The bowl is priced at $40 each. We have two available.