Hi Phoebe. First of all, the Verona pattern by Ford and Sons was made approx.1908, which is considered Late Victorian era in Flow Blue production. It is considered a flow blue scenic pattern and is listed in Petro Williams' first Flow Blue China book. "Flow Blue" is a technique that involves getting a blue decoration to run during the glaze firing: to do this, flow powder was added to the oven during the glaze firing. Cobalt Oxide is what made the color blue. Potters could not guarantee that all pieces would come out the same in color and blurring effect. Not all flow blue pieces are a dark blue color: it just depended on how much cobalt oxide was used in the firing process. With what we have to go on, I would say you probably have a flow blue piece. Hope this helps.