This is a fabulous mid-century large lidded tureen or serving dish. These are rare survivors and reflected in my asking price.
The tureen has a fabulous geometric pattern and the design is called FANTASY.
I have a small selection of Fantasy serving plates and bowls etc in my Iconic Edinburgh online store - I would look at getting good postage quotes for you if you wish more than one item from my shop.
The pattern was designed in 1953 by the celebrated British ceramic designer, Jessie Tait (1928 - 2010) for Midwinter. She first worked as a junior designer to Charlotte Rhead, and then as a designer for the Midwinter Pottery between 1946 and 1974.
At Midwinter, Tait created a host of Innovative abstract designs including Fantasy, which had a central design of swirling lines and spirals recalling motifs by Joan Miró against a grey cross-hatched ground.
Many of her fabulous designs were mass-produced by the Midwinter Pottery on dinner services, and tea and coffee sets. In the 1950s these were hand-painted, and well-known designs included 'Red Domino' and 'Zambesi'. Her style was often detailed and geometric.
As you can see - this is a really stylish and highly collectable pattern - and this atomic Fantasy pattern is now becoming a much harder to find one.
My large tureen is in an excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks.
My tureen comes with the base of another tureen (added to this lot for free) which is missing its original lid but still has the pattern on the side and would make a fine serving bowl.
Dimensions: Diameter of the base section is just over 8 1/2 inches. The diameter of the lid is 7 1/2 inches. The overall height is 4 1/4 inches.
Due to the weight - the complete tureen (together with the extra base section) would have to be posted with Parcelforce48 to keep it safe in transit. Extra items could be included in your parcel with a capped postage of £10 for UK addresses.