Impressive 19th Century Hen Tureen Impressed Mark & Numbered. staffordshire??? For SaleIMPRESSIVE 19th CENTURY HEN TUREEN IMPRESSED MARK & NUMBERED Allow me to preface this listing by informing you that I have gone insane trying to identify this exceptionally beautiful hen tureen. It has the impressed mark "A" and the impressed number "217" underneath. The style of the piece is similar to other fine English pottery pieces, yet this one presents with naturalistic underglaze coloring. The basket is unique in style and the interior of the cover is glazed in a pale blue, which I have never seen. I'm going to say that it is either Staffordshire or Majolica, but my guess is that if you're looking, you know already :) Please help if you're an expert.
Provenance for this piece is solid. I acquired it from a friend who is cleaning out her home. Inside the tureen were notes outlining family provenance, which would date the piece to the early/mid 19th century. I will include these notes in the sale.Dimensions for the piece are quite large: 10 inches in length (beak to tail), 7.5 inches in height (base to hen head), and 6.5 inches wide. The condition is very good and firing/glazing issues can be seen in the photos. There is nothing that I have noticed to warrant listing any kind of damage and it is in its original, unrestored condition.
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