This is an antique Vodrey & Brother white ironstone bowl decorated with pink, green, and brown rosebud transfer decals. The bowl is 9 3/4" x 7 3/8" x 2." It is heavily crazed, but there are no chips or cracks. There was originally gold trim around the rim, nearly all the trim is now gone. The backstamp is black. It features two lions holding an oval. There is a crown over the oval and the interlocked letters VB in the center. The mark also reads Warranted Iron Stone China. This mark dates to between 1857-1896. Many American potters in the late 1800s used backstamps that mimicked (or forged) English ironstone manufacturers, in an effort to capitalize on the reputation for superior quality held by the English companies. The use of two lions with a center shield or other shape was common on many English marks, but this is an American piece. MBR.
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