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Oval bombe shaped tureen with molded knop in the form of kneeling putto spilling flowers from a cornucopia. Molded handles form a cluster of cauliflower and asparagus. Painted scenes of animals in reserves bordered by Rococo cartouches. Blue scale pattern (mosaik) ground and gilt edges.

Marks

Marks: underside of the tureen, crossed swords in underglaze blue; underside of stand, crossed swords in underglaze blue, impressed letter H.

Provenance

By 1965, Antique Porcelain Company, New York; October 20, 1965, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge

German, about 1760

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Overall (height): 30.6 cm (12 1/16 in.) Other (tureen): 37.2 cm (14 5/8 in.) Other (stand): 43.4 x 30.1 cm (17 1/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.59.1c

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel decoration and gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain