This is a lovely early light blue transferware covered tureen from the T. J. & J. Mayer pottery in the Garden Scenery pattern. It has the manufacturer’s mark stamped on the back. Both pieces have a floral border. The center of the tureen has a romantic scene with two ladies, a child and a dog standing in front of a lake. There is a castle on the other side of the lake and flowering trees. A covered bridge is on the left in the foreground. This same scene is repeated on the raised lid of the tureen. It is octagonal shaped.
The tureen dates from 1843 to 1855.
It measures approximately 9 ¼” across and 6” high to the top of the finial.
There are two chips on the tureen that show on the edge. Most of the damage is on the underside of the bowl. There is one chip on the underside of the finial on the tureen cover. There is some light crazing consistent with the age of the piece. Overall this is a really lovely item and an increasingly difficult pattern to find.