- c. 1750–1760
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Porcelain, overglaze enamels
- 2 7/8 × 19 5/8 × 17 1/4 in. (7.3 × 49.85 × 43.82 cm)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Dining Room, Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- OBJECT NUMBER:
The naturalistically painted carp, which seems to approach us three-dimensionally, provides the only color on this shaped tureen stand or platter outside of the gold fishnet and spearhead border and the four floral sprigs. Perhaps inspired by a Portuguese Baroque silver or faience prototype, this stand was probably made for the Portuguese market. No doubt it went under a fish-shaped molded tureen intended for fish soups and stews. The life-like carp with its rose tail, the vigorous twist of his body, his delicate pectoral fins, the endearing wide-eyed innocence of his whiskered head, is a delightful tour-de-force.
Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 200.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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