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Antique Samson or Derby 12" Figural Love Birds Soup Tureen
Up for sale is a rare, antique hand painted covered serving bowl or tureen in bird form. It depicts two "love doves" facing each other with colorful plumage and applied flowers. Bears a red hand printed mark as shown, probably a 19th century century Samson mark. This is a very large piece, about 15" long x 5" wide and 5" high. Very unusual, striking piece. In very good condition with a small chips to the applied flowers as typical and mold flaw done in the manufacturing process as shown.