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Tureen and stand

Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
ca. 1735
Austrian, Vienna
Hard-paste porcelain
Tureen with cover (13a, b): 7 1/4 × 13 × 7 5/8 in. (18.4 × 33 × 19.4 cm); Stand (.14): 14 × 9 5/8 in. (35.6 × 24.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.13a, b, .14
Not on view
Du Paquier produced a number of services decorated with animal or hunting scenes painted in black enamel in the style of a print or monochrome drawing. All these so-called hunting services were also embellished with black ornamental borders highlighted with gold. This type of decoration, known as Schwarzlot, was one of the manufactory’s most distinctive styles. While certain services can be distinguished by the design of the border, it is not clear to which service this tureen and stand, with its somewhat stiff and naive painting, belonged.
[ Blumka Gallery , New York, until January 1946; sold to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (1946–50; to MMA)
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