Antique Light Blue Transferware English Staffordshire Covered Tureen Asiatic Pheasants Pheasants Butterfly Birds Roses


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  Here is an early antique Staffordshire footed, covered tureen/ serving dish in a soft, light blue transfer ware.  it has tab handles on the base with embossed and cutaway detail.  The lid is gently scalloped with embossing just under the handle.  The pattern is  called Asiatic Pheasants, and depicts pheasants and butterflies amongst a lush bouquet of  fresh flowers.  Asiatic Pheasants is one of the most popular transferware patterns ever produced.  It has been in production since the early 1800's.   So many potters used this pattern that it is still not known just how many companies did indeed produce wares in this design.    The list of known manufactures of this pattern is even more extensive. 

You can read more about Asiatic Pheasants at my blog, HERE

Measures:   The tureen base is footed and spans 12" handle to handle x 5 1/4" tall with lid in place

Condition is very good, having no chips or cracks.  There are no stains or discoloration.  There are one or two minor glaze pops which is typical and common for pieces of this age.  

Circa 1856 to 1870