ADORABLE FLOW BLUE CHINA

By: John Hogan

Since 1825 Flow Blue China has been a very arresting color that stands out the most amid all the decorated and transferware china ever produced.

FLOW BLUE TRANSFERWARE CHAMBER/THUNDER POT, C. 1900

J & G MEAKIN, MODERNA FLOW BLUE CHAMBER POT

FLOW BLUE CHAMBERPOT J & G MEAKIN TRADEMARK

FLOW BLUE CHAMBERPOT J & G MEAKIN TRADEMARK

MYOTT & SONS, FLOW BLUE TRANSFERWARE PLATTER, C. 1900-10

MYOTT & SONS, FLOW BLUE PLATTER, C. 1900

Davenport, an early father of Staffordshire pottery, first produced flow blue on a medium of clay which is referred to as pearlware as early as 1825. Flow blue on pearlware existed for about ten to fifteen years by some British potters. However because of the durability of ironstone as a medium, ironstone took over. About 1845 ironstone was the general medium used by most Staffordshire potters. It was the rage during the 1845-1875 period of production on an ironstone medium. Bold and beautiful in deep rich hues of cobalt blue, it won the hearts of the American and Canadian buyer. By 1890-1925 English potters had again produced it on a less weighty earthenware medium commonly referred to as semi-porcelain. Once you have fallen in love with this transferware and have become a collector, you most definitely will have dedicated a special room for its display. You will find that you will have accents of it throughout your home to awe yourself, friends and guests. Whether you have a collection or several pieces, you will take great pride in ownership.

Thirty to thirty-five years ago, flow blue was considered relatively common. However today it is quite the contrary. Desire for great ironstone and semi porcelain flow blue of deep rich inky colors are in much demand. Although flow blue is runny or inky, intensity and darkness of blue are crucial elements in determining the quality of flow blue to collect and pricing. Other factors that play a role in determining great flow blue are: the quality of transfer,  pattern and manufacturer (maker or potter). Rarity of form and condition are also criteria for high prices which still stand in today's market place.

Recent Articles

ELEGANT TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS

ROYAL ALBERT BONE CHINA CUP & SAUCER, C. 1950-60

The elegance of the Tea Cup & Saucer has graced our presence since early 1800. Prior to circa 1800...

WHAT IS EMBLEM WARE CHINA?

Canadian "Coat-Of-Arms" Emblem, Sugar & Creamer, C. 1960

This Souvenir China was produced as Patriotic China that was made for export to Canada during the...

Featured Products

JOHNSON & HUTCHINSON ANTIQUE SILVERPLATE RECTANGULAR TRAY

Johnson & Hutchinson Ltd., ''Cannon" Mark, England, 27 3/4'' Length by 17'' Width, Late Victorian...

Georgian-Mid Victorian Antique Brass Jardinire

English Late Georgian-Mid Victorian Woven Basket Design With Lion Head Drop Handles Antique Brass...

JOHN & WM. RIDGWAYS ANTIQUE STONE CHINA SOUP TUREEN & PLATTER

JOHN & WILLIAM RIDGWAYS STONE CHINA SOUP TUREEN & PLATTER JAPAN FLOWERS PATTERN, CIRCA 1815-1830

Antique & Vintage Lighting

Italian Candelabrum Style Vintage Cut Crystal Table Lamp

Italian Cut Crystal Candelabrum Style Table Lamp and Perforated Floral Shade. This regal cut...

Angelica Kauffman Style Antique Porcelain Table Lamp

This Rouge Royal transfer & hand painted Angelica Kauffman style "Roman Chariot" scene German...

Antique & Vintage Furniture

EDWARDIAN WALNUT ANTIQUE CHEST-ON-CHEST DRESSER [SOLD]

This Neo-Classical Style Edwardian Walnut Chest-On-Chest Dresser was manufactured approximately...

ELIZABETHAN STYLE WALNUT VINTAGE CHINA CABINET [SOLD]

This stunning Elizabethan Style China Cabinet was manufactured approximately 1945-1950. It has gold...

© Passionforthepastantiques.com
1646 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6R 1B2
Phone:416-535-3883

Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use | Site Map

By accessing this site, or by using any of its features or services, you confirm your
agreement with and acceptance of the Terms of Service for this web site.