Circa 1862-83 Brown Westhead and Moore Calcutta Aesthetic Movement Teal Blue-Green Transferware Lidded Soup Tureen


Brand Brown, Westhead and Moore

Manufacturers of high-grade earthenwares and porcelain at Cauldon Place, Hanley (Shelton area), Stoke-on-Trent. Circa 1864-1904, this exceptional soup tureen was made by Brown, Westhead and Moore.

The color is a blue-green, or teal, color on a grayish white body. The pattern has variations of scrollwork around the body of the piece and on the lid with another geometric pattern interspersed with stylized sunflowers and berries around the lid. The finial or handle is absolutely wonderful in detail. It looks like a bundle of bamboo tied together and wound into a loop. This is the same at each handle. The tureen lid has an opening / cut out where a soup ladle would rest.

This marks on the this piece dates it between 1862 and 1883. There is a backstamp indicating the pattern name is Calcutta and a raised British registry mark, but I am unable to make out fully the initials and numerals. However, this mark also confirms the time frame for diamond shaped British marks were used between the years of 1842 and 1883.

Measures: 14" handle to handle x 9.5" tall with lid in place

Condition: Amazingly wonderful! No chips, no cracks, some minor rough spots around the inner and outer rim (normal for this age pottery)