What's for sale?
This is a porcelain footed bowl from the late Victorian or Edwardian periods. It's by Minton of Staffordshire in their Lyre pattern, an attractive transfer pattern over pure white slip, with hand-painted decoration.
It is a deep bowl with a wide, flared rim and two pierced, tab handles. The beautiful colours mix flow blue with iron-red flowers and foliage, yellow ochre edging and gilt highlights on the handles.
Who made it and when?
It was made by the English company Minton, of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, who would have made a wide range of tableware in this pattern. Their marks underneath date the bowl between 1891 and 1912 and read:
- The standard Minton mark with crown above and then "England" (which was added after 1891)
- An Impressed "mintons" over "2-23"
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- The rim has been shaped by hand and is not consistently level
- No cracks or chips
What are the measurements?
- 6.5 cm high (2.5 inches)
- 29 cm diameter (11.5 inches)
- 905 grams
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