They all have nice blue flowers. The tureen is marked with impressed Doulton Burslem mark and blue printed "Asiatic Pheasant" mark that dates the set c 1882 - 1888. I do have more matching pieces of the same pattern.The set is a great example for Victorian china and would make a memorable gift. Just imagine your special table set with these beautiful pieces. A party makes an elegant statement when set with antique porcelain. It is likely that the design originated with Ralph Hall of Swan Bank Pottery, Tunstall, Staffordshire, who was active from 1822 to 1849. Hall's Pheasant appears to have been printed mainly and perhaps exclusively in black. Soon other potters began to produce Asiatic Pheasants, printed almost invariably in pale blue. By 1880 Asiatic Pheasants was the most popular pattern of all, toppling Willow pattern from the top spot.
Made by so many makers, the production quality of Asiatic Pheasants varied as it was made to different price levels for different markets. Much lighter than its dark Georgian counterpart "Willow" it reflected the Victorian age. Staffordshire pottery had come of age and its products no longer needed to rely on copies of Chinese styles which "Willow" undoubtedly was, and with the spread of the railways throughout the United Kingdom this new romantic pattern proved to be far more popular. With the Industrial age now dawned ordinary people gained access to what had been the preserve of the wealthy and what they wanted was a pattern that was clean light and above all affordable.
"Asiatic Pheasants" took pride of place on the kitchen dresser, the cleanness and lightness of the pattern setting off the oak and mahogany and covering the rude pine boarding of the rack. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favourites list.
1889 Asiatic Staffordshire Pheasant Vegetable Bowl Tureen RARE ANTIQUE" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Doulton". The seller is "retro_saloon23" and is located in Ontario.This item can be shipped worldwide.