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Elegantly shaped small Grindley flow ware tureen in the Clarence pattern and planted with white cyclamen with lid.


W H Grindley was a English pottery company that made earthenware and ironstone tableware, including flow blue. The company was founded in 1880 by William Harry Grindley and Alfred Meakin (connected to J. & G. Meakin company), but the partnership ended in 1884 and Grindley continued alone. It moved to the Woodland Pottery in 1891.


Flow blue was a style of white earthenware, sometimes porcelain, that originated in the Regency era, sometime in the 1820s, among the Staffordshire potters of England. The name is derived from the blue glaze that blurred or "flowed" during the firing process was trying to emulate the patterns from Chinese porcelain. Most flow blue ware is a kind of transferware, where the decorative patterns were applied with a paper stencil to often white-glazed blanks, or standard pottery shapes, though some wares were hand painted.  The Clarence pattern was made by Grimley c1890.


Our potted plants in vintage terracotta and upcycled vintage and antique china make wonderful and sustainable gifts as each element can be re-used and is special. We pack very carefully and include detailed care instructions and provenance (where applicable) and courier within 3-5 days with overnight couriers. Gift wrapping with Cambridge Imprint paper and vintage ribbon is an option along with a personalised card. 







Antique Flow ware tureen with cyclamens


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