This is a superb, recent boat shaped tureen upon stand.
Monogrammed with an elaborately decorated D on each side of the base.
Heavily gilded lid, with large knop handle, serpent loop handles and lion mask rosettes at either end of the vessel.
Hand painted with sprays of flowers and cherubic scenes.
A blue underglaze mark to the base, sporting an M beneath two crossed and scrolled lines.
An abundantly pretty piece.