This is a very decorative Ironstone Sauce Tureen, complete with lid , made by Mason's of Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England, during the late Georgian period of the early part of the 19th century, circa 1830.
This tureen is well potted with a circular shape having two side ring handles and a lid having an acorn leaf lifting knob.
The pattern is called "Tree Peony" and is a fairly rare Mason's pattern, as illustrated on pages 149/150 in The Mason's collectors Club book " A Guide to Mason's patent Ironstone patterns, c 1813 to c 1848" . This particular piece is the gold gilded version of the pattern with bold and colourful enamels. Tureens of the similar shape and period are illustrated on Pages 145 and 155 of Godden's Guide to Mason's China and the Ironstone Wares published by the Antique Collectors' Club. The pattern is beautifully hand painted over a printed pattern with bold enamels of Cobalt Blue, burnt orange, green, puce, pink, yellow and beige all in various shades with much additional hand gilded detail. Both the base and the lid are marked with Mason's printed round crown and banner together with the pattern number , 2446 hand painted in red, dating the piece to circa 1830, English, Late Georgian period.
This is a beautiful piece of Mason's Ironstone in, for use or display as required.
Height: 5.38 in (13.67 cm)Width: 7.25 in (18.42 cm)Depth: 5.75 in (14.61 cm)
GoodWear consistent with age and use. Overall Very Good. NO Damage and NO Restoration. Enamels bold and bright. Some pattern wear and slight gilding loss in places.