This is a very good ironstone tureen, complete with lid and base stand or plate, all in the Gold Posies pattern and made by Mason’s of Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England, during the early part of the 19th century, circa 1820.
All pieces are well potted with an octagonal shape. The tureen has dolphin handles either side with the lid having a foo dog /lion handle to the top. The stand or base plate is recessed to support the tureen base centrally.
The hand painted pattern is called “Gold Posies” and is a fully documented Mason’s pattern, as illustrated on pages 32 in The Mason’s collectors Club book ” A Guide to Mason’s patent Ironstone patterns, circa 1813-1848″ . Mason’s made many different shaped tureens as illustrated on Pages 145 and 155 of Godden’s Guide to Mason’s China and the Ironstone Wares published by the Antique Collectors’ Club.
All three pieces are unmarked, as was often the case.
It is good to have all three pieces together, as the tureens have often lost there base plates over time.