Tureen-on-stand

DATE:
c. 1760–1780
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Porcelain, enamel, gilt
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
9 × 14 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (22.86 × 36.83 × 29.21 cm) Tureen: 4 3/4 × 13 1/4 × 6 1/4 in. (12.07 × 33.66 × 15.88 cm) Lid: 3 3/4 × 11 7/8 × 8 1/4 in. (9.53 × 30.16 × 20.96 cm) Stand: 1 1/4 × 14 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (3.18 × 36.83 × 29.21 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Dining Room, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.879.A-C

General Description

This form of octagonal tureen was fashionable during the 1760s and 1770s and was made with various finials and handles. This example in the Reves collection features bell-flower finials and peccary-head handles. The enameling consists of European-style flower sprigs and bamboo borders. This border design was most popular round 1770. The gilt monograms on this piece and others in the collection (see 1985.R.877.A-C, 1985.R.878.A-C) read PEG and are surmounted by a crest.

It is rare for soup tureens to survive with their matching sauce tureens. The service from which the Reves examples come was probably made for the English market.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 109.

Web Resources

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