Jun 16, 2023
STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN VIEW TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC SOUP TUREEN, featuring the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia on exterior of base, the Brooklyn Ferry on interior, and the Battle of Bunker Hill on cover, from the Vine Border series. Unmarked. Ralph Stevenson, Cobridge, England. 1810-1835. 8" HOA, base 11" x 8 1/2" rim.
Literature: The Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List (First Supplement), p. 53, pl. #368 and pl. #369, and p. 56, pl. #383; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #5510.
Catalogue Note: According to Mr. Routson (the former owner of the tureen), this is an extremely rare piece, not only because of its distinctive form but also because of the three views presented on the tureen. Mr. Routson also noted additional provenance information reporting "the Thornton's purchased the tureen from a home in Ohio."
Excellent condition, base having an approximately 1" D glued rim chip, with minor expected usage wear including interior having some short scattered scratches and moderate crazing with light discoloration; cover with minor very light hairline to ladle slot that does not appear to go through to front. Manufacturing glaze imperfection to finial, as made.
From the David J. Baker collection, Garrison, NY.
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, 5/22/2021, lot 260.
Ex-collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
William R. and Teresa F. Kurau, Lampeter, PA (retains label).
Ex-collection of William E. & Frances Clemson Cross.
Ex-collection of Mary Thornton.
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