A LOWESTOFT PORCELAIN BLUE AND WHITE FOOTED SAUCE TUREEN, COVER AND LADLE CIRCA 1780
of ogee form with a turned foot, the cover with elaborate flower and branch knop, the ladle handle with a fletching terminal, printed with a version of the Pine Cone pattern.
Height of tureen 8 in.
Cover: two very minor short fine haircracks the edge of the opening for the ladle.
Ladle: good condition aside from a minor patch of discoloration to the underside of the end of the handle.
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This rare form is discussed by Geoffrey Godden, Lowestoft Porcelains, London, 1985, p. 217; A second example, with a pierced cover, and a stand, was sold at Bonhams London, May 2, 2018, lot 386.