This lovely antique four piece tureen set is period 19th century dating Circa 1860's-18870s. The Britannia pottery mark is the desirable period black mark of Robert Cochran Company and is also marked "Glasgow Imperial Ironstone". Robert Cochran who owned the Scottish Verreville Pottery established the Britannia pottery as a modern works in 1857. This company's pottery piece are very scarce.
The large tureen has a beautiful embossed corn pattern with a branch or corn stem handle. The beautifully embossed lid has a very small inner chip where the large soup ladle opening is. See the last photo. It has its large under plate tray and very scarce to find it has its matching ladle.
It is in really fine condition except for the small chip as noted. There is MINOR discoloration seen on one side from food/oil penetration that is common with the more porous ironstone, see photo. Otherwise superb condition and so scarce with all four pieces intact and together. Beautiful and rare. The tureen and under plate measure overall height 12.75", the tureen 11.5" by 15.5" wide. The under-plate large tray measures 16.5 by 11".
Large 4 Piece Antique White Ironstone Tureen Under Plate Cover Ladle
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