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this bowl/dish belonged to my DP's mother. i have no information about it. i don't think it's a very good piece because the coloration on the inside has white spots where the color "didn't take". i would like to find out what the maker's mark is...what company, etc. just for my own curiosity. it's 11" wide.
thanks for any light this forum can shed on my mystery item.
Oh, by the way, it's a beautiful bowl! As for the discolorations, I found this out from buying on Ebay: I bought a few pieces of Wedgwood, and I discovered that many of the pieces available were "seconds" - that's why I could afford them! In reading a book about Wedgwood, this same thing was mentioned, about pieces that weren't first quality, they would sell for smaller price (after all, they made dinnerware for the Queen!)
Based on the photo you submitted, the glazing deffect you mention is known as "crawling". Depending on . Liquified glaze sometimes pulls away from the clay, leaving an unglazed, bare patch. When the kiln cools, the glaze forms a smooth bump around an area of unglazed clay.
Depending on which author you consult, a host of causes may have caused the deffect: oil from a fingerprint on the bisque piece, improperly sieved glaze, the glaze's formulation and the clay's formulation and the bowl's place inside the kiln while firing it, the phase of the moon or just plain "The Gods decided to laugh". However, it is a very pretty bowl that should be cherished, despite its firing mishap.
thanks to you all for the additional info.
i looked up or tried to look up marks for stoke on trent and didn't see it but maybe it will be in a book that one of you has.
i do love it no matter its history or lack thereof!