Staffordshire, England  became the center of earthenware,stoneware and porcelain production from  1720 until today due to local clay, salt, lead, and coal. It also pioneered bone china, jasperware and transfereware. Now called Stoke-on-Trent, it remains the premier city of porcelain production in England where most of the main potteries are located.

Transferware was produced in Staffordshire before 1820. It is a term given to pieces that had a pattern applied by transferring a print from a copper plate to a specially sized paper and then to the body of the piece. It is produced on earthenware, ironstone, porcelain and bone china.

Offering a set of five shallow soup bowls marked Upper Hanley Pottery Co. This pottery , located at Stoke-on-Trent, was active from 1895-1902 -  These bowls date 1895 -1900. They are Transferware bowls with a scalloped rim. The outer edge of the bowl has a blue floral decoration surrounding the inner bowl. The background is pearl white with the center also being pearl white.  The pattern is "Brooklyn". The back is stamped with potter's mark.  All pieces can be dated according to their marks.

These bowls are 8 3/4" in diameter with blue pattern on pearl white background. They are in excellent condition - no chips or cracks. Pattern color is strong without stains.

All are in excellent condition with minor wear. No crack or chips . The price is for all five bowls.

# MCB 19161


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