Large Rectangular Soup Tureen w/Floral Border and Coat of Arms


Compagnie des Indes ( Chinese , 1719 - 1794 )

18th century
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General Description

One of a pair in the Reves Collection, this tureen is octagonal and raised on a plain solid foot for insulation. It has hare's head handles colored iron-red as is the leaf, or shell, form finial. There are festoons of thickly painted flowers about the borders, and sprays elsewhere. The arms of Mawbey impaling Pratt are for Sir Joseph Mawbey who married his cousin, Elizabeth Pratt, in 1760. He was created baronet in 1765, and since these arms include a baronet's head, they must date thereafter.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 204.

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