T & R Boote
Waterloo Potteries, ca. 1892
An antique covered transferware soup tureen or vegetable bowl, richly decorated in pink and green flowers and gold trim. It is marked T & R Boote (Burslem, England). The bowl has the registry number 185168 (I believe), which dates it to about 1892 (see thepotteries.org).
The heavy round bowl measures 10.25 inches wide across the scrolled handles and about 8.5 inches wide across the lip of the rim. With the lid on, the piece measures about 6.5 inches high, or 4.25 inches to the top of the rim. The lid has a cutout on one side, for a spoon or ladle, which is why I believe it would be considered a tureen.
This piece is in very good condition, especially for its age. The only flaw that I can see are several brown spots on the inside base (see closeup photos). There is a lot of wear to the gold trim, particularly on the handles, rim, and lid handle. The bowl is structurally very sound, with no chips, cracks, hairlines, crazing, or fleabites.
On the bottom is a very clear crown and shield mark for Waterloo Potteries / Trade Mark / Royal Premium /Semi-Porcelain / T & R Boote / England / Rd 185168.