This gorgeous richly colored Flow Blue large soup bowl is in the "Oregon" Pattern, also called "Chinese" Pattern as it is very Oriental in theme. The flow blue platter is marked TJ&J Mayer Longport (Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire pottery, England). We have 2 available. They are beautiful hung with plates or used in a service.
Resource: The Potteries (.org) T.J. & Mayer which features the "Oregon" or "Chinese" pattern dating mid 19th century, Circa 1850-1860s, it appears they entered into a partnership with a different mark shortly after.:
"Thomas, John and Joshua Mayer - Earthenware, China, Parian and blue printed ware manufacturers at the Furlong Works and also the Dale Hall Works, Longport, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. T J & J Mayer exhibited at the British Exhibitions of 1851, 1853 and 1855. They won a medal at the 1851 Exhibition."
The elongated octagonal deep saucer form bowl is very characteristic of the late 1850-s to 1880. The cobalt deep blue is brilliant against the deep white of the platter. It is a large soup bowl measuring 10.5" as much as a dinner plate. It (both) are in excellent condition. They show the early stilt marks from firing in the back. Gorgeous and scarce large flow blue soup bowl. I collect flow blue and have several soup bowls displayed along with my plates and platters. I love the dynamics of the deep flow cobalt blue against the start white of the blank. And of course living in Oregon makes this pattern a favorite. I have one in my collection.
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