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1924

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Tureen with Sphinx-Head Handles Tureen

This is a tureen. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1924. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 35.5 × 36 × 25.5 cm (14 in. × 14 3/16 in. × 10 1/16 in.) H x W x D (a: tureen): 24 × 25.5 × 36 cm (9 7/16 × 10 1/16 × 14 3/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 15.3 × 26.5 cm (6 in. × 10 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of pedestal: [1] double crossed swords above "W" (?), painted in underglaze blue (the "W" blurry, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] asterisk, impressed underglaze

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Tureen with Sphinx-Head Handles Tureen; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Germany; porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 35.5 × 36 × 25.5 cm (14 in. × 14 3/16 in. × 10 1/16 in.) H x W x D (a: tureen): 24 × 25.5 × 36 cm (9 7/16 × 10 1/16 × 14 3/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 15.3 × 26.5 cm (6 in. × 10 7/16 in.); 1924-33-2-a,b

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