Featured is a Wedgewood royal blue “Runnymede” soup tureen. It can also be used for stew, goulash and Coq Au Vin, and, makes a fabulous jardinière. This wonderful tureen is in a traditional English floral design, and one of Wedgewood’s most popular. However, since all of the navy blue paint is hand painted on the pieces it became too expensive to continue this pattern. So, after 26 years (1972-1998) the pattern was discontinued. It has a hand painted navy band on a white background and the lovely border of blue has, leaves and scrolls with pale pink sea shells. There is a medallion on each side of the tureen with pink, blue, violet and red flowers, surrounded by gold and blue scrolls and again, the pink sea shells. The border directly below the band of sea shells has what looks like a string of exquisite pearls surrounding it. Each handle has a fabulous navy blue leaf that runs the length of the handle. On the lid there is a ring of the sea shells and scrolls, and there is also a string of the exquisite pearls above the band on lid. The handle on the lid looks like an opening flower, edged in the navy. This is truly a fabulous piece of porcelain. Measures 6-1/2 inches tall 9 inches across and is 9-1/2 from base to top of lid handle. It is in excellent condition.
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