An image of Ollio tureen and cover

Du Paquier

(Austria 1718 – 1744)

Ollio tureen and cover

Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

Olio was a strong meat broth or stew of Spanish origin. Small olio tureens were often supplied without matching porcelain stands, but were possibly accompanied at table by silver stands. Naturalistic flower painting of this kind, inspired by botanical prints, was a Du Paquier innovation of the late 1720s. The fish handles derive from Chinese porcelain.

Year
circa 1735
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
18.0 x 19.0 x 12.6 cm :
a - pot; 10.7 x 19 x 11.8 cm
b - lid; 7.8 x 12.6 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.189.a-b