A beautiful Flight Barr and Barr large sauce tureen from the Harlequin service. Two sides of the tureen have an exotic bird painted, by Henry Stinton, in a central reserve which is surrounded by a white field edged with gilded rococo scrollwork. The remainder of the body is a sky blue decorated with insects. The lid of this piece has a gold pineapple finial while the body has a gadrooned rim and handles, all in gold.
This wonderful example is in excellent condition, without cracks, paint or gilding loss, or restoration. There is a small flake on the underside of one of the tips of the gadrooning (shown in the 8th photo) which has absolutely no impact on either the beauty or value of the tureen. Including the lid, this example is 7 1/2" tall, with a diameter of 6" including the handles, 5" without. The underside of the base has the impressed crown and FBB mark.
PLEASE NOTE: This piece is from the same service as the plate offered as item zp695 on this site which might possibly be the under tray for the tureen.