Georgian Staffordshire Pearlware Pottery Reticulated Oval Tureen Stand circa 1780
A super late eighteenth century reticulated tureen stand. Made of cream coloured pottery it features restrained decoration of a band of cornflowers to the inner well and two complimentary bands in chocolate brown to set off the reticulated rim, the whole finished in a pearlware glaze. Unmarked, except for an impressed numeral 7, but probably by the Wedgwood factory (Josiah Wedgwood is known to have experimented with this type of glaze and produced unmarked wares so decorated. The quality of the piece leads me to put forward his name)
Size: 10. 1/2" wide x 8. 1/4" top to bottom and 1" deep. Weight: 12.5 oz. or 355 g (all measures approximate)
Condition: There is a hairline from the top edge to the top of one of the ovals (about 11 o'clock in main photo reverse shown in photo 4)and a small flake to the bottom edge (see photo 3) with these being roughly opposite each other. The whole piece is also finely crazed. The 3 dots you will see in the well of the piece are stilt marks left over from the firing process. Please see all photographs and as ever I am happy to send more and answer any questions you may have.