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Title

Tureen and cover

circa 1735-1740

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

Alternate 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
Alternate 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
Alternate image of Tureen and cover by Meissen
  • Details

    Date
    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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.44.a-b
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Meissen

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  • About

    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.

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