We are so happy to offer this antique Adamantine semi porcelain small Tureen with its own base. From our research we have found that these were made at La Belle, which was a division or part of Wheeling Pottery and were made sometime between 1888-1893.
This is a small tureen with the lid and a base to go under it. The floral design is silver in color and very delicate. Each piece is decorated with gold trim on the edges and handles.
The main part of the tureen and the bottom of the base have the Adamantine mark of a curved Adamantine, W.P.C. China inside a circle. W.P.C. stands for Wheeling Pottery Company.
Tureen - It is about 6 3/4 inches long by 4 3/4 inches wide, measured across the bottom. It is approximately 2 1/2 inches deep. The lid fits perfectly on this piece.
Base - approximately 9 3/4 in length by 7 inches wide.
Each of the three pieces having crazing throughout.
Base: we are unable to find any cracks or chips on this piece. The gold trim is in very good condition for its age with just couple of spots where there is wear. Some discoloration in a couple of spots also.
Tureen: Same as the base, lots of crazing, but unable to find any cracks or chips. Some wear on the gold trim in spots and some discoloration in some areas.
Lid of Tureen: One small chip on the left hand side of the opening. Otherwise in the same condition as the other two pieces of this set.
All the handles are in excellent condition and appear to have never come off or been repaired.
Please see the photos for more detail.
These are hard to find pieces in this condition and would make a beautiful statement to your collection.