Small tureen and cover

German
about 1720; decorated about 1725
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany), Decorated by Independent workshop, Augsburg (German)


Object Place: Europe, 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

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

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, crowned with a gilt knob finial, has a flat rim with gilt decoration that matches that of the tureen. The interior surface of both the tureen and cover is gilt.

Markings

none

Provenance

Dr. Korthaus (probably Wilhelm Korthaus, b. 1889 - d. 1968), Frankfurt; March 1, 1993, Korthaus collection sale, Christie's, London, lot 15, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Rita and Frits Markus Collection