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: underside of the tureen, crossed swords in underglaze blue; underside of stand, crossed swords in underglaze blue, impressed letter H.
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)
Bequest of William A. Coolidge
German, about 1760
- Made at Meissen Manufactory, Germany
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.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel decoration and gilding