Covered Tureen

English (Liverpool)
about 1775
Factory of Philip Christian Factory, Liverpool (English (Liverpool))


Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 33.3 x 21cm (8 1/4 x 13 1/8 x 8 1/4in.)

Accession Number

65.2175a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Oval tureen with bulbous sides and a high, domed cover. Four cartouche-shaped reserves around tureen decor with exotic birds and flowers, ajouré scroll handles. Cover with four similarly painted cartouches and a double-leaf scroll handle. Reserves bordered by embossed gilded work.

Markings

unmarked

Provenance

By 1937, with Symons Galleries, New York; February 6, 1937, sold by Symons Galleries toForsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. [see note 1]. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

NOTES:
[1] A Tureen Stand in the MFA collection (Acc. No. 1997.20) may be original to this Covered Tureen.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection