Covered Tureen with Stand
Pot a oille et plateau
Made at Sceaux Manufactory, France
(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.)
Medium or Technique
Tin-glazed earthenware (faience) with polychrome enamel decoration
Not On View
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.
Tureen: O P in yellow-green on underside. Stand: O.P. in manganese on underside of rim.
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)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection