A rare spongeware bowl with an elephant image.
Unknown maker, likely Scottish in origin, circa 1850.
Good strong blue colour and image. 9 1/2" diameter.
See Spongeware 1835-1935 by Henry Kelly, plate 36 for a similar bowl.
Also reference the Jumbo bowl shown in Findlayson's book on Port Neuf pottery.
One minor rim chip.