An image of Tureen and cover

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Tureen and cover

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

A large oval tureen mentioned in Kändler’s work records for August 1733 is said to have handles in the form of ‘Bocks Köpfe’ (rams’ heads) and presumably this refers to the present shape. The 1733 model had a knop with pierced ornament, whereas the crown knop on the present example is not pierced. This observation, together with the restrained use of gold and the quality of the painted decoration, suggest a later dating than might otherwise be supposed.

Year
circa 1735-1740
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
30.8 x 30.8 x 21.5 cm :
a - tureen; 15.5 x 30.8 x 21.5 cm
b - cover; 17.3 x 23.2 x 19.2 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.44.a-b