ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC ARTICLES, LOT OF SIX, comprising two Flow Blue toothbrush holders, one featuring a floral motif with gilt and one having "FESTOON" pattern, two Flow Blue pitchers, one featuring "DELFT" pattern with a sailboat to one side and windmill on reverse, and two vases, including one having three handles with images of sailboats and windmills, and one hexagonal example featuring image of fishermen plying their catch. Printed marks include "FESTOON" / TRADE MARK / W.H. GRINDLEY & Co ENGLAND", "COLONIAL POTTERY / STONE ENGLAND", "EMPIRE WORKS / STOKE ON TRENT / ENGLAND", and "FORTUNA / HANLEY / JG MEAKIN / ENGLAND". Colonial Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent; W. H. Grindley & Co., Tunstall; Empire Works, Hanley; Ridgways, Shelton; Meakin, Hanley, England. Fourth quarter 19th/first quarter 20th century. Vase 6 1/2" HOA.
Four undamaged, except each vase having moderate crazing; hexagonal vase with flake to one base corner; one pitcher having restored flake to spout.
Provenance: Property deaccessioned by The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, to benefit the collections fund.