Minton's Ltd (Minton & Co.)
When Richard Watt of Speke married Adelaide Hignett in 1856 he ordered a dinner service from the Minton pottery at Stoke-on-Trent. The Watt coat of arms decorates the lid of this tureen, which is handsomely bordered in blue and gold. The gilt edge was designed to help the dinner guest see the rim and handles more clearly in candlelight.
One of a set of four tureens and covers, part of dinner service. Circular tureen, shallow dish on wide low foot, two loop handles with foliate terminals, dome cover surmounted by foliate ring handle. Royal blue and gilt line borders. Watt coat of arms above motto 'VIGUEUR DE DESSUS' and greyhound to cover and interior.
Marks and inscriptions
VIGUEUR DE DESSUS
Makers and roles
Minton's Ltd (Minton & Co.) , manufacturer