Covered Tureen with Stand

Pot a oille et plateau

French
about 1780
Made at Sceaux Manufactory, France


Dimensions

(Tureen with cover): 28.1 x 31.4 x 26.7 cm (11 1/16 x 12 3/8 x 10 1/2 in.) (Stand): 2.9 x 38.6 cm (1 1/8 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2026a-c

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (faience) with polychrome enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Tureen scroll handles joined by leaf and decorated with exotic birds, dog and fox, cover has leaf and lemon finial flanked by exotic birds, dog and leopard. Platter decorated with chickens etc. with fox attacking cockerel, brown trimmed borders. Scenes from the adventures of Chanticleer, from Barlow’s drawings of Aesop’s Fables, from the Nun’s Priest Tale of Chaucer.

Markings

Tureen: O P in yellow-green on underside. Stand: O.P. in manganese on underside of rim.

Provenance

By 1955, with Lucien Levy, Paris; June 25, 1955, sold by Lucien Levy to Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection