This is an antique Samuel Ford Burslem semi-porcelain footed tureen or covered vegetable dish.The piece has a rounded diamond shape and is approx. 7" by 10" and stands 6" tall to the top of the lid's finial. It has a beautiful blue transfer that is what I would call a "gray blue" color - lighter than the dark navy blue that is more common. My limited research indicates this mark was used prior to 1900. I can not give a definitive date for the piece. The tureen is in good condition except for a chip on the underside of the lid (shown in photo). T is glaze crazing and some minor wear on the transfer at the edge of the lid. The interior has some lines of "veining" (shown in photo). We have other auctions running for this pattern. No reserve! No handling charge! Reasonable shipping rates! Please check our other eBay listings. We source vintage and collectible items every week from estate auctions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. We usually have 100+ auctions running at any time - multiple purchases will reduce overall shipping costs. ****CHECK OUR FEEDBACK**** WE SHIP FAST AND PACK WELL!!! We prefer Paypal and will accept checks and money orders as payment. We ship to Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia/N.Z. and, of course, the USA. TERMS OF SALE : 1. We ship orders within 48 hours of receving payment. Payment is expected within seven days of the auction closing. 2. Our preferred method of shipment is USPS Priority Mail for domestic customers. For very small, non-breakable items we may recommend USPS First Class mail or Media mail. For very large and/or bulky items we may recommend alternative carriers. We will always work with the winning bidder to ship according to their specifications. If proper packing of an item or items requires an outer carton that exceeds USPS Priority Mail size limits for "Package or Thick Envelope", and tby triggers a surcharge, we reserve the right to substitute Parcel Post as the shipping method. 3. For most breakable items we require the winning bidder purchase insurance. While we do an excellent job of packing items (read our feedback), occassionally the USPS will break an item. 4. For items being returned we will refund the purchase price only once the returned item is received and inspected. 5. For items being returned due to misrepresentation in the listing - a rare event - we will refund purchase price and the original shipping costs once the returned item is received and inspected.
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