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An image of Ollio tureen and cover by Du Paquier

Du Paquier

(Austria 1718 – 1744)

Title
Ollio tureen and cover
Year
circa 1735
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

18.0 x 19.0 x 12.6 cm:

a - pot; 10.7 x 19 x 11.8 cm

b - lid; 7.8 x 12.6 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.189.a-b
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

Olio was a strong meat broth or stew of Spanish origin. Small olio tureens were often supplied without matching porcelain stands, but were possibly accompanied at table by silver stands. Naturalistic flower painting of this kind, inspired by botanical prints, was a Du Paquier innovation of the late 1720s. The fish handles derive from Chinese porcelain.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 32, 33 (colour illus.). cat.no. 38