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Soup Tureen and Tray Tureen And Tray

This is a tureen and tray. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1774–1814 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b,c: overall): 36.5 × 54 × 33.7 cm (14 3/8 × 21 1/4 × 13 1/4 in.) H x W x D (a: tureen): 22.8 × 37.5 × 25.5 cm (9 in. × 14 3/4 in. × 10 1/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 16 × 24 cm (6 5/16 × 9 7/16 in.) H x W x D (c: tray): 8.3 × 54 × 33.7 cm (3 1/4 × 21 1/4 × 13 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of tray: [1] double crossed swords with star between handles, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "LL" (?), painted in dark purple overglaze (above Meissen mark) [3] "...4", painted in underglaze blue (side of rim) [4] "39", impressed underglaze [5] cursive "G.81.", incised underglaze Underside of cover: [1] cursive "Le -" (?), painted overglaze [2] line, painted in red overglaze Underside of bowl: [1] double crossed swords with star between blades, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "..4", painted in underglaze blue

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

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Cite this object as

Soup Tureen and Tray Tureen And Tray; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel; H x W x D (a,b,c: overall): 36.5 × 54 × 33.7 cm (14 3/8 × 21 1/4 × 13 1/4 in.) H x W x D (a: tureen): 22.8 × 37.5 × 25.5 cm (9 in. × 14 3/4 in. × 10 1/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 16 × 24 cm (6 5/16 × 9 7/16 in.) H x W x D (c: tray): 8.3 × 54 × 33.7 cm (3 1/4 × 21 1/4 × 13 1/4 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-558-a/c

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