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Small tureen and cover

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Tureen and cover of hemispherical form decorated with chinoiseries and scrollwork in gold. The tureen stands on three short legs and gently swells toward a wide, flat rim decorated with scrollwork and gold reserves. Two gilt angular handles peak from beneath the rim of the tureen. The cover,...

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Provenance

March 1, 1993, sold from the Korthaus Collection at Christie's, London, lot 15 and bought by the MFA for the Rita and Frits Markus Collection [see note 1]. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Rita and Frits Markus Collection

German, about 1720; decorated about 1725

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 13.2 x 15.5cm (5 3/16 x 6 1/8in.) Other (Overall; tureen): 13.4cm (5 1/4in.)

Accession Number

1993.227a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain