Decorated Ironstone Soup Tureen ca. 1850

This soup tureen is decorated semi-porcelain (ironstone). The decoration is the "Indian Scroll" pattern, an Asian inspired design in the Imari palette of iron red, cobalt and gilt, the main design is drawn as a large scroll, with a flying bird and flowering branches as the scene. Handles have leaf and branch forms, and the finial/handle is modeled as two fruits or pine cones. Basic design was transfer printed, with some overglaze enameling in green and ocher, iron red around rim of lid and base opening, and gilded trim on handles and finial.

Marked "Thomas & Higginbotham" on both pieces, a pattern mark appears on the base, as well. I was not able to find any reference to this firm as potters, perhaps they were retailers, and the piece simply marked for them. In any event, it is typical of Staffordshire (and possibly Scottish) wares of the mid-nineteenth century.

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Size: Approximately 12.5" long, 11" high.

Condition: Excellent. Slight wear to decoration in some areas. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, I would expect a return if I happen to miss anything.

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Item ID: 2490

$324 USD

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