Staffordshire Saltglaze Stoneware Soup Tureen, Cover & Stand,
A large plain salt-glazed stoneware soup tureen, cover and stand with molded barleycorn or seed design raised on three claw feet with top molded with a large leaf. The finial in the form of a leaf and flower bud.
Dimensions: 10 inches high x 14 3/4 inches x 9 1/2 inches 25.4 cm high x 37.47 cm wide x 24.13 cm deep
Provenance: Paper Label from Matthew & Elizabeth Sharpe Antiques, Spring Mill, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Reference: White Salt-Glazed Stoneware of the British Isles, Diana Edwards & Rodney Hampton, Page 141, Colour plate 122 for a shard in this pattern excavated from the Nims site, Deerfield, Massachusetts.