A Spode Greek pattern blue and white transfer printed pearlware vegetable tureen dating from circa 1810. This highly decorative and collectable antique blue and white transfer ware tureen is marked under the lid with the blue printed mark Spode. There is also an impressed cypher mark on the base.
This is a rare square shaped tureen which is approximately 8 3/4 inches wide and stands approx 5 inches high to the top of the handle. It has a very attractive and highly collectable printed pattern known as Greek pattern number 25. See the Transfer ware collectors club database pattern 3865. The centre shows two satyrs or fauns carrying offerings to Bacchus.This scene is a based upon engravings by Wilhelm Tischbein, Vol. II, Pl. 40.
The border features a series of vignettes of Classical Greek figures. The lid is similarly decorated but with a different central scene showing figures and storks. The tureen is finely potted and weighs 1048g
The tureen has suffered some damage over the years. The base is in good condition with just a couple of chips to the base footrim. The lid has been broken and re-glued and has some chips to the rim. Because of the busy pattern, this is not too obvious and when sat with the crack to the back it displays very well.
Please see my other blue and white transferware pieces also listed for sale this week - a two dinner plates in the same pattern.
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