If you are looking for a first rate piece of flow mulberry, we strongly suggest that you stop to consider this over sized serving platter, suitable for table or wall display - provided that you adequately secure and cushion it. It was made by the E Challinor company in the mid 19th century - no later than 1860s - in the Panama pattern. The central vignette features a threesome in an idyllic park with romantic cartouches around the edge envisioning a scene from far away Panama.
The condition in general is superb but there are 2 small flecks of glazing chipped in the central vignette visible in the photo. There is also a 1 3/4" inch super tight crack - perhaps only in the glazing - in the gutter wall on the far right. The back is fully glazed but some spots were missed during production. The central vignette has thick ink in spots - as you would expect from a large piece. It is not paint.
We are huge fans of Flow Mulberry and hope that we find another fan who appreciates this most romantic of mid 19th C ceramics. The size of this piece and its wonderful condition make it a choice piece in any Flow Mulberry collection.