Flow Blue and other transfer print decorated wares produced from 1880 to 1925 by the potters of England's famous Staffordshire pottery district are illustrated in over 740 color images and line drawings, along with the pottery body shapes and the manufacturers' marks found on these highly sought antiques. A thorough text discusses methods of manufacture, provides histories of some of the major Staffordshire pottery firms (including W. H. Grindley & Co., Johnson Brothers, and Alfred Meakin), defines ceramic wares by type, and includes an extensive bibliography. Current market values are provided in the captions. This is a valuable guide for anyone interested in Late Victorian era British ceramics.
William H. Van Buskirk has been collecting and researching late Victorian Flow Blue ceramics and related wares for many years. Previously, he has given seminars and written several papers on the subject.