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Covered Tureen

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Four cartouche-shaped reserves around tureen decor with exotic birds and flowers, ajouré scroll handles. Cover with four similarly painted cartouches, double leaf scroll handle. Reserves bordered by embossed gilded work.

Provenance

By 1937, with Symons Galleries, New York; February 6, 1937, sold by Symons Galleries to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes [see note 1]. (Accession date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] A Tureen Stand in the MFA collection (Acc. No. 1997.20) may be original to this Covered Tureen.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

English (Liverpool), about 1775

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 33.3 x 21cm (8 1/4 x 13 1/8 x 8 1/4in.)

Accession Number

65.2175a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain