Tureen in the form of a boar's head

Probably Hungarian (Holitsch)
about 1750
Probably made by Holitsch Manufactory (Hungarian)


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

35.56 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

57.169a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware, enamel decoration

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Realistically colored, with spray of turquoise-colored leaves and brown acorns on cover which includes eyebrows and flopping ears, shaded blue beneath (one mended) as handles. Lavender tones on dark snout, white tusks. Rim of bowl unevenly shaped to include eyes. Clay body below opaque white glaze is pink.

Inscription

Painted in red on underside of lid and inside the body of the tureen:
"D. 941 / P. inv. no. 102" [Liechtenstein inventory number]

Provenance

By about 1930, Princes of Liechtenstein, Vienna [see note]. 1957, sold by Leopold Blumka (dealer), New York, to the MFA for $1,200. (Accession Date: March 14, 1957)

NOTE: Liechtenstein inventory numbers "D. 941 / P. inv. no. 102" remain on the inside of the tureen. Arthur Stoegmann of the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein kindly confirmed that the tureen was shown in the Liechtenstein Gallery in Vienna around 1930.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund