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Culture:Chinese
Title:tureen
Date Made:ca. 1765
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: hard paste porcelain, overglaze polychrome enamels, gilding
Place Made:China
Measurements:overall: 5 in x 7 in x 3 7/8 in; 12.7 cm x 17.78 cm x 9.8425 cm
Accession Number:  HD 53.096.5
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Description:
Chinese export porcelain small oval tureen with a cover with a red enameled crown finial, decorated in the Famille rose palette in pink, purple, green, turquoise, yellow, orange-red, blue and gilding. The two molded handles on this tureen, inspired by Meissen porcelain prototypes, resemble a mask or face with plumed headdresses. Developed at Meissen in the 1730s, the tureen’s design is attributed to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner (b.1706) who worked as a sculptor at the Meissen Porcelain Factory from 1727-1728 and 1730-1735. He is recorded as designing thirty handles, finials, feet and various relief ornaments; the earliest shape used for soup tureens modeled at Meissen dates from about 1732. Later Meissen variations through the 1730s were designed by Johann Joachim Kandler (working 1731-1775) and Johann Friedrich Eberlain (working 1735-1749). The decoration with its randon floral sprays is often called the “Thistle” or “Chrysanthemum” pattern. The original design source remains unknown, but pieces of Marseille faience (tin-glazed earthenware) manufactured around 1760 are found in a similar pattern. Regardless of its origins, this decoration achieved great popularity throughout Europe, particularly in Scandinavia and Germany. Plates with this same design were owned by Samuel (1739-1820) and Judith Verplanck, a prominent family in 18th-century New York City who lived at 3 Wall Street from 1763-1803.

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