This impressive tureen was made in the pottery of J. W Pankhurst. The shape, Ribbed Bud, was registered in 1855. Bulging ribs decorate all aspects of this tureen, both on the pedestalled base and the domed lid. The finial is a large bud with foliate embossing below - spectacular!! It is the foliate embossing that distinguishes this shape from the Full Ribbed Shape by the same potter.
It measures 11 inches long by 8 inches tall. Condition is quite good, just shy of excellent. The underside of the base has a line across it that is just barely visible in one of the creases for 1/8" outside. I can't get it to show with flash, so I will add a picture without flash. It bears the pottery's backstamp.