John Wedge Wood (not the more famous Josiah Wedgwood) produced the the Chapoo flow blue pattern circa 1841-1860. Chapoo now written as Zhapu, is a city in China famous as the site of the Battle of Chapoo during the First Opium War in 1842. This 13 1/2" x 10 1/2" platter is a fine example of early flow blue with typical blemishes for items from this period. The flow is rich, dark, and even. There are stilt marks on the top and bottom and there is fine overall crazing. The only damage to note is a flake (shown) on the front right side of the well of the platter. It is marked on the back as shown and has an old inventory label from a previous owner. This ironstone platter is dense and heavy. We are offering free shipping on this item for our U.S. clients. Shipping and insurance for others will vary by location. We have been in business for 30 years. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Please e-mail us if you have any questions about this or any other flow blue pattern. We have other pieces in this pattern that are not listed.
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