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REDUCED: 20% OFF! Was £50, now £40...

Awesome and rare mid century modern lidded tureen from the very collectable Midwinter pottery in England, part of their Stylecraft range and in the elegant 'Fashion' shape.

This rarely seen pattern was the work of designer Jessie Tait in 1957, and was delightfully named 'Quite Contrary' - this one was produced in 1959.

The pattern is a fantastic retro atomic starburst, looking like exploding fireworks, and so 1950s! The colours are a blush pretty candy pink with aqua or turquoise and grey on white.

The 'Fashion' shape gives the rounded square bowl four 'wings' at the corners - manta ray style!

I also have a wonderful matching pink bird-shaped sauce or gravy boat on offer - both pieces have similar flowing lines to creations by Eva Zeisel...

The base is marked with the Midwinter Stylecraft backstamp, Fashion shape, Staffordshire England, 2 59 (Feb 1959) and a decorator's mark.

The tureen is in excellent condition with no damage and little wear; there is one firing flaw on the rim of the bowl (pictured) where there has been a tiny glaze touch, but it hardly notices.

The tureen measures 23 cm/9" square and 10 cm/4" high; the weight is 1283 gms, and estimated packaged weight is 1800 gms.

REDUCED: Retro Atomic Tureen, Mid Century Modern Starburst 'Quite Contrary' Midwinter Stylecraft Candy Pink, Aqua, Grey Tureen 1959


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: ceramic, pottery, clay, earthenware, china
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 281 reviews
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