RARE Rural Scenes Red Transferware Soup Tureen Mother Children Dog Woodcutter Farm Bee Skep

$279.99

Brand Clarice Cliff

RARELY SEEN PASTORAL DAVENPORT RED TRANSFER WARE SOUP TUREEN

For consideration is this charming soup tureen in one of the most beautiful pastoral patterns found on transferware. The lid depicts two men in a wooded area chopping down trees. A mother and her children sit atop a huge log already fallen. A small boy has one leg up over the log as he tried climb atop. To the right, a woman balances upon her head a bundle of small twigs tied together. To the left is a small dog sniffing from a ewer and basket. In the background a horse drawn cart is preparing to pull an alrelady loaded log from the forest.k. Around the body of the tureen are four identical scenes of a young girl or boy feeding chickens in a farmyard.  There are other animals in the yard and a huge beeskep within the scene.  It is all charming!

The border in this pattern is one of may favorites, combining a unique blend of lattice and ivy framing insets of farm implements...rake-hoe-shovel and a beeskeep. Each piece in this series has a different design so check my other listings as I've got more in this pattern.

Known both as Rural Scenes by Royal Staffordshire Dinnerware by Clarice Cliff and Pastoral Davenport by A J Wilkinson   This tureen has the Pastoral Davenport mark on the bottom

Measures:  Appx 11" handle to handle x 6 1/2" to top of tureen

Condition: No chips or cracks,  crazing is present, along with some light wear all commensurate with age

Learn more about English transferware and see these plates in a tablescape at my blog:

http://nancysdailydish.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-bit-country-brown-and-red.html
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