This rare and decorative miniature soup tureen was produced in Staffordshire, England during the early 19th century, circa 1820. This wonderful little item was produced for a child as part of a toy dinner service. The exterior of the tureen features a blue and white transfer printed design. The pattern is called 'Kite Flier' also called ‘Franklin’s Kite’ and depicts the 1752 experiment in which Benjamin Franklin flew a kite near thunder clouds to uncover unknown facts about the nature of lightning and electricity.
Measuring: Width 3 1/8 inch (8 cm) by height 1 3/8 inch (3.5 cm). Depth 1 7/8 inch (5 cm).
Condition: Underglaze tiny chip to rim, minor old stable factory firing faults to the handles. Sadly the lid is missing.
This is a rare and interesting little item, the perfect accessory for a larger doll or a blue and white collector.