Stand

German
about 1760
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Overall (height): 30.6 cm (12 1/16 in.) Other (tureen): 37.2 cm (14 5/8 in.) Other (stand): 43.4 x 30.1 cm (17 1/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.59.1c

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel decoration and gilding

On View

Rickabaugh Family Lobby (LG30.4)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Oval bombe shaped tureen with molded knop in the form of kneeling putto spilling flowers from a cornucopia. Molded handles form a cluster of cauliflower and asparagus. Painted scenes of animals in reserves bordered by Rococo cartouches. Blue scale pattern (mosaik) ground and gilt edges.

Markings

Marks: underside of the tureen, crossed swords in underglaze blue; underside of stand, crossed swords in underglaze blue, impressed letter H.

Provenance

By 1965, Antique Porcelain Company, New York; October 20, 1965, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge