Blue and white willow pattern tureen base by Turner

$90.00

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Blue and white willow pattern tureen base by Turner. Item 4893.This lidded vegetable tureen base is by Turner & Co of Lane End in Staffordshire, who were in business from around 1762 until 1806. It is decorated with a printed blue and white willow pattern later known as “Turner’s Willow”. Following Turner’s bankruptcy, this pattern was used by Miles and William Mason and later by Charles and George Mason and their successors. It was also used by Hicks and Meigh. The tureen measures 233 mm (9.25 inches) in width, is 210 mm (8.25 inches) in depth and stands 40 mm (1.5 inches) high. It is unmarked, but it is the same as a marked specimen where the base carried the mark “Turner’s Patent”. This patent (No 2367), for a new kind of stoneware, was taken out in January 1800.  Obviously it has parted with its lid and there is a 35 mm (1.25 inches) long chip to the inside of the footrim. It would date from the period 1800-6.

Blue and white willow pattern tureen base by Turner
Blue and white willow pattern tureen base by Turner
Blue and white willow pattern tureen base by Turner
Blue and white willow pattern tureen base by Turner