from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ceramics, blue color which spreads or flows more or less through the glaze which is placed upon it. Also called flown blue.
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Designs—like the venerable "flow-blue" patterns—painted and later transfer-printed on Meissen and English porcelain and pottery often represented European fantasies of Asian life, mingling Chinese, East Indian and Middle Eastern motifs.