This early 1900’s, Gilded Age piece was made by Spode Copelands China of England (founded in 1770) for renowned luxury emporium Tiffany & Co.
The sauce tureen and its underplate are both finely crafted and detailed and made of fine bone china. The tureen features the “Chancellor” Louis XV Rococo-inspired mould, exquisitely hand-painted with an exclusive and lavish pattern designed for Tiffany. The pieces feature a deep and rich cobalt blue ground adorned with ornate rocaille Rococo shell borders highlighted in lavish gilt, with painted delicate and colorful floral designs. Both the tureen and underplate feature a lovely central floral bouquet medallion. The tureen features a round bombe-shaped body with white and gilt foliate leaves and three-dimensional floral bud and leaf knob on handle. All pieces are marked with the Spode Copeland and Tiffany & Co New York marks. This is truly an outstanding example of craftsmanship and design from the splendorous Gilded Age.
The set presents well and is in good antique condition, with minor wear and patina commensurate with age. There is minor loss to gilding. The tray has no chips or cracks. The tureen has a very faint line of discoloration inside; its lid has a large broken and repaired area with some inner chips – this damage does not detract from the use or beauty of the piece and is not highly noticeable from the exterior (it no doubt could be invisibly repaired by a restorer). Sold as-found.
tureen 7-1/2″ in length, 6″ in diameter, 7″ in height
underplate 10-1/4″ in length, 8-1/2″ in width, 1-3/8″ in height