Beautiful Ringtons Tea Malingware flower arrangement bowl in a hexagonal design to the top hand painted in lovely bright colours Royal Blue featuring what I believe are Pansies. 8″ in Diameter.
This is a Maling Ware hand painted bowl for Ringtons Ltd c.1930-50s. In 1928, Maling had begun their long association with Ringtons tea merchants of Newcastle upon Tyne. Ringtons sold tea door-to-door, and it was decided that it would be a novel advertising approach to sell the tea packaged in a caddy produced by Maling. The association with Ringtons lasted until 1962. This vase has a hand painted central band of flowers against a dark blue ground. Excellent original condition, base as per photos.