Antique BISTO (Bishop and Stonier Pottery) lidded sugar bowl in a purple pansy / violet pattern with hand-painted gold trim along the edges. This beautiful piece of porcelain china pottery has a bright white porcelain body with sprays of purple pansies or violets all around with green leaf foliage.
Excellent antique condition with no chips, cracks or crazing noted. Some wear to the hand-painted gold trim noted. Please note that there is some discoloration from the pottery body "coming through" the thin porcelain exterior. This is commonly seen in antique porcelain china.
This antique covered sugar bowl with attached plated measures 4.5" in diameter (attached plate). 3.5" diameter body, stands 2.5" tall at the lip of the sugar bowl and stands 3.5" tall at the top of the handle of the lid. Backstamped in a teal-green with the Wand of Caduceus and the name BISTO, England. c. 1891 - 1936. The removable sugar bowl lid has a small opening along the rim for a sugar spoon.
In 1891 Duncan Watson Bishop and John Stonier created a new company trade mark BISTO, using the first letters of their surnames. This name was incorporated into the backstamp of the period - the Wand of Caduceus. In 1906 they were using an advertising slogan in the trade press ' The sun never sets on Bisto wares'. This mark (Caduceus) was registered as a trade mark by Powell & Bishop in 1876 the mark was also used by subsequent partnerships including Bishop & Stonier. The "BISTO" trade name was only used by Bishop and Stonier and often appeared (but not always) with two marks.
A2925 - Antique BISTO, ENGLAND (Bishop and Stonier Pottery) Lidded Sugar Bowl VIOLETS / PANSIES c. 1891 - 1936