Take this opportunity to own a wonderful piece of history - circa 1850-1883!J. W. Pankhurst & Co. * Hanley, England * Antique White Ironstone Tureen Marked: STONE CHINA J. W. PANKHURST & CO. HANLEY ENGLAND This classic tureen measures 12&1/2" long X 7&3/4" wide X 3&7/8" high. No cover. Minor glaze wear on the rim, handles, upper edge, and base, consistent with the age of this stunning piece - other than that, the glaze is overall shiny. T is light surface scratching overall on the glaze, visible only on close inspection (again, consistent with age). T is a restoration attempt in the bowl measuring approximately 1&1/2" X 1& 3/4". Seen in the photos. It looks as if a circular section of it somehow popped out and has been re-glued into place. It can't be seen when placed at the proper height (and with the good side showing) No other chips or cracks. This would make a lovely home for a houseplant (shamrock?), a bunch of lemons, or sprigs of holly at Christmastime. Please ask any questions prior to bidding (and well before auction end), as returns are no Ionger accepted. Payment is due within 5 days of auction end and your item will be sent out within 3 days of receipt of payment, if not sooner. Insurance is required for this item. THANK-YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST, AND GOOD LUCK BIDDING!