This antique soup or vegetable tureen was purchased at an estate sale in Florida from an avid collector.
It is marked Coalport England Kings Ware . From my limited research I believe this was manufactured between 1891 and 1919, which means it is truly an antique.
The tureen has some minor crazing inside the tureen. There is a tiny chip on the leg. There is a little gold paint missing on lid.(Please see pictures for full details).
Otherwise the graphics are bright and pristine. The presumably hand painted pattern is of intricate floral detail. The flowers are different on each end of the tureen under the candy-striped handles. The candy-striping is also on the four feet and on the handle of the lid.
The graphics are painted on a creamy white embossed porcelain. Please check out the photos.
The tureen measures 11 inches from tip to tip of the handles. The inside opening is 8 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with a depth of about 2 3/4 inches. With the lid in place the tureen is about 7 inches high.
I have no other history of this piece, but I know it is a gem.