This is an English porcelain pedestal sauce tureen with a notched lid and an under plate. The maker is Coalport. The date is the middle of the 19th century, circa 1843 to 1870.
The under plate is 6 7/8” wide. The tureen is 5 ¼” high to the rim and 5 ¾” to the top of the finial with the lid on, and 6 ¼” wide at the mouth.
The tureen is an exceptional piece of English porcelain with a beautiful mold, gleaming pristine gold trim, and gorgeous hand painted flowers and leaves.
The pedestal has a raised leaf design, with the same raised design on the mold at the handles and finial; the edges of the raised design are colored pink and trimmed in gold. A double loop is raised on the mold around the rim of the under plate, around the belly of the tureen at the level of the handles and around the mouth, with the raised designed colored in pink. The handles are shaped like crossed twigs, with a tie at the crossing, ending with the raised leaf design, trimmed in gold, with a pink line of color around the tie. The finial is similar, just not a crossed twig, only one twig.
The floral painting is of drooping pink flowers and bright green leaves on stems.
The gold trim is mostly intact with just a few spots of wear.
The underside of the lid and tureen are unmarked. The underside of the under plate has an impressed English registry mark, used only between the years of 1843 and 1883, and mostly filled in with glaze so impossible to read the date, plus near the foot rest hand written in red is the number 101394 with a small yellow x below the number. There is also an impressed number 3, mostly filled in with glaze. The red number is how Coalport marked their high end production versus another maker such as Minton.
The letter date on the impressed registry mark, when held up to a strong light, might be the capital letter “J”, and if so, would date the piece to 1854.
The porcelain is the soft porcelain used by Coalport during this time period, of very high quality, as is the glazing.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
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