This antique early 19th century blue and white earthenware covered tureen and matched underplate tray were made by Thomas Mayer in the Canova pattern. The ornate pattern features lush garden scenes along with masted boats sailing on the water. The decoration also includes large floral groupings and borders made up of repeating swags and bands of flowers. The tureen and tray have open handles finished with molded ornamentation while the domed lid is topped with a detailed floral finial. The lid has been made with an open notch designed to accommodate a ladle.
The set is in good antique condition with no cracks or repairs. As antique items, the pieces show appropriate signs of age consisting of some chips and areas of age-related discoloration beneath the glaze, all of which are mentioned for accuracy. Additional photos are available on request. The underside of the tray and footed tureen bear the early T. Mayer backstamp used from 1826-1835 at the Cliff Bank Works and are printed with pattern name "CANOVA" and "T. MAYER STOKE UPON TRENT".
The tureen stands 6.5" tall when the lid is in place and is 8.25" as measured from the outside edges of the handles. The body itself stands 4.25" tall and measures 6.5" by 5.5" from the outside edges of the rim.
The underplate tray measures 8.75" from the outside edges of the handles and is 6.5" at the widest points of the sides.
The set weighs in at just under 2 pounds.
This rare 3-piece matched set of blue and white English Staffordshire serving pieces display beautifully and would be a great addition to an existing collection of antique Romantic transferware. A charming antique find!
Antique Thomas Mayer Stoke Upon Trent Canova Blue and White Transferware Covered Footed Tureen