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Covered Tureen and Stand

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Soup tureen with boar's head finial and two handled stand. Painted with Turkish battle and camp scenes after Augsburg prints. Vertical panels of gold scroll work alternating with panels of cavalry engagements. Center reserve on stand of mounted Turk in combat with mounted European, bordered by...

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Marks

Tureen: crossed swords in underglaze blue (faint); impressed 23 or 25. Stand: crossed swords in underglaze blue; impressed 27.

Provenance

Alfred Horstmann (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Berlin [see note 1]. 1945, Erna Stiebel, New York; October 18, 1945, sold by Mrs. Stiebel to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; October 18, 1945, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1879 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] According to the receipt from Rosenberg and Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (October 18, 1945).

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1745

Object Place

Meissen, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 39.5 x 30.2 cm (10 1/4 x 15 9/16 x 11 7/8 in.) Other (Tureen): 26 x 32.5 x 23.2 cm (10 1/4 x 12 13/16 x 9 1/8 in.) Other (Stand): 9.5 x 39.5 x 30.2 cm (3 3/4 x 15 9/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2072a-c

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain