Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful Blue and White Bowl in the Cosmos Flower Pattern.
Dating to the early 20th century, this beauty features a Waffle Background Hosting 8 Cosmos Flowers within Beaded Arches. A ribbed collar and base complete the decoration. Very attractive coloring with the collar and alternate arches in darker blue. Very strong mold lines! This is the large size that measures 4 3/4" tall and 10" wide.
You can find a fine writeup on this item in Taylor and Lowrance's, Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt Glaze Stoneware, pp. 156-57.
Excellent Condition. A couple minor pinhead-size nibbles on the underside of the overhanging rim, and a vew faint implement scratches on the inside at the bottom. That's it! No top rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Typical manufacturing imperfections.
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