A fine and rare French 18th c. cream ware soup tureen with a finely crafted artichoke finial and loop handles at the sides. The shape mimics that of silver tureens of the period. The artichoke finial is large and bold with individually articulated leaves. A beautiful piece in great condition - minor staining on the interior of the tureen expected with age. Measures a large 13" long over handles x 8 1/2" wide x 10" tall to top of finial. Will hold a lot of soup!