Antique Regency English Porcelain Hand Painted Saucer/Cream Tureen - Ivy Handles (Code 1299)
A delightful early 19th century English porcelain covered bowl. Duck egg blue over white glaze and hand painted with floral sprigs. Ivy detail to handle and knop terminals highlighted with gilt and decorative gilt banding. Fine quality porcelain body, quite thickly potted. There is a cut out to the lid for a spoon handle. These pieces are usually designated as a sauce tureen, but I have been reading some old pattern books recently and similar items are often mentioned as being cream bowls. I guess the method of use is very similar with runny cream, and there is a crossover with a cream sauce.
There are no makers marks, it is clearly from one of the top factories such as Spode or Worcester and it would date from around 1825 to 1845, so Regency to early Victorian in period. It is initialed to the bowl with interlocked letters which I really can't pick apart - see image 5 for a close up of this. This signals it could have been part of a grand dinner service no doubt both spectacular in appearance (and price) in it's day.
Particularly good for type and period, slight wear. Minor production flaws with some inconsistency to the duck egg blue glaze in spots, slight glaze pops and kiln dust. A highly recommended example.
Height: 13 cm ( 5 1/8 inch )
Width: 18 cm ( 7 1/8 inch )
Weight: 594 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1299 AG18-1
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