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An image of Tureen and cover by Meissen
Alternate image of Tureen and cover by Meissen Alternate image of Tureen and cover by Meissen Alternate image of Tureen and cover by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Tureen and cover
Year
circa 1735-1740
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

30.8 x 30.8 x 21.5 cm:

a - tureen; 15.5 x 30.8 x 21.5 cm

b - cover; 17.3 x 23.2 x 19.2 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.44.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

A large oval tureen mentioned in Kändler’s work records for August 1733 is said to have handles in the form of ‘Bocks Köpfe’ (rams’ heads) and presumably this refers to the present shape. The 1733 model had a knop with pierced ornament, whereas the crown knop on the present example is not pierced. This observation, together with the restrained use of gold and the quality of the painted decoration, suggest a later dating than might otherwise be supposed.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 17 (colour illus.), 21 (colour illus., detail). cat.no. 8