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Chinese Export


Tureen

about 1780

Object Type: Ceramic
Dimensions:
11 1/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. x Diam: 9 1/4 in. (28.58 cm x 34.93 cm x 23.5 cm)
Medium and Support: Porcelain
Accession Number: 1991.0016.0001 ab

Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of William Francis McCall, Jr.

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The shape of this tureen is derived from a Meissen model which dates from about 1740.  The oval shape has distinctive handles of ‘indian’ mask design with feathered plume headdresses.  The cover is domed and rises to a hollow coronet finial which allowed for the escape of steam.  As with the Venetian pattern pieces in the collection, the underglaze blue decoration on this tureen depicts a fanciful combination of eastern and western elements.

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