Luxury Design, Past & Present
Creamware large sauce tureen, cover stand and ladle each decorated in puce transfer with figures amongst classic ruins. The rims also with a feathered puce border highlighted with the strong remnants of original gilding.
Dimensions: 7 inches high x 10 1/2 inches wide x 7 1/4 inches;
The underdish: 10 1/2 inches by 7 1/4 inches;
The tureen 8 1/2 inches wide x 6 inches x 7 inches high
Reference: Neale Pottery & Porcelain: Its Predecessors and Successors 1763-1820, Diana Edwards, page 126, #100 for a large stand from the same service from the Division of Ceramics & Glass, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. acc no. 65.48.
The author writes on page 133 that shell-edged wares and other enamelled rim-decorated wares in turquoise, puce or black, often embellished with a central transfer-printed panel, constituted a sizable portion of the decoration on creamware...