Vintage English Transferware Soup Tureen complete with ladle, lid and underplate in the Mason's Vista pattern. Hard to find as a set!
Perfect for your soups and stews, as a centerpiece on your dining table or buffet, or for display!
Vista is widely popular amongst serious collectors and novices alike. It is easily recognizable by it's castle and park like scenes with oak leaf borders.
The Vista pattern is by far the most popular that Masons ever produced. It is attributable to Francis Morley who purchased from Charles Mason his business and factories in 1848.
Vista was largely made for export to the United States beginning in 1890, of which brown came first, followed by blue. Pink/red is the most sought after, most common and most produced color. Vista can also be found in green (dating to about 1900 with a short lived production) , purple, and multi-colored (dating between appx. 1918 and 1944), though they are harder to find in these colorways.
Vista was also produced in other variations such as Oak Vista where there is no oak leaf border but rather an embossed, non colored border.
Condition: one small chip to the underside of the platter which doesn't show unless turned over. There are no other chips, cracks or repairs. There is typical crazing present. Rare to find an all original set with a ladle intact!
Tureen Measurements: appx 14" L x 9"W x 9"
Platter Measurements: appx 15 1/2" x 11"