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Stand for a tureen

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Stand for Tureen 65.2175a-b. The oblong stand is decorated with a dark blue ground, a centerl quatrefoil cartouche painted with three birds in an abbreviated landscape, and four shaped cartouches with molded scroll border


By 1997, with a descendant of the 2nd Viscount Bearsted MC [see note 1]; February 24, 1997, sold at Christie's, London, lot 52, and bought by E & H Manners, London, for the MFA [see note 2]. (Accession date: March 26,1997) NOTES: [1] Walter Samuel, 2nd Viscount Bearsted (Chairman of Shell 1921-46), housed much of his collection of paintings, tapestries, French porcelain, Chelsea figures and 18th century furniture at Upton House, near Banbury, England. [2] This Tureen Stand is possibly original to a Covered Tureen in the MFA collection (Acc. No. 65.2175).

Credit Line

Purchased with funds given by the Horace W. Goldsmmith Foundation

English (Liverpool), about 1775

Object Place

Liverpool, England


Overall: 27 x 34cm (10 5/8 x 13 3/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain