Here is the first concise handbook guide to the dining services and house wares with the distinctive Flow Blue transfer decoration. This handy reference work provides basic definitions of Flow Blue decoration and the wares on which it appeared throughout the Victorian era. Hundreds of color photos are grouped into three historic production periods recognizable by their artistic styles, and guidelines to identifying Flow Blue by these periods are presented. A brief synopsis of each English, American and European manufacturer whose ceramics appear in the text is presented with their marks.
With this book in hand, the reader will be able to quickly identify and date Flow Blue wares with confidence. A Values Reference is included. This book will be a useful tool for all who collect these avidly-sought and highly-prized Victorian services.