Exceptional 19th Century Staffordshire Hen on Nest Tureen, such a wonderful and very rare to find color combination! It's so rare to find a basket weave nest in this dark dark color, with all the country charm and personality you could wish for! Completely hand painted, used long ago as a beautiful way to serve eggs at the table.
The hen is glorious, with lots of detail, and she is in wonderful condition. The basket has a nicely defined weave, it has wear on the rim consistent with use and age. Often these are painted in, we have chosen to leave her as is, with the wear to the paint on the basket as shown. There is a restored and stabilized portion where it has been repaired, see the photos. She is a fabulous addition to your collection, or the sterling beginning of one.