Tureen

Designer: Charles Percier (French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris)

Designer: Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (French, Pontoise 1762–1853 Paris)

Maker: Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French, 1764–1843, active ca. 1796–1819)

Date: 1794–1814

Culture: French, Paris

Medium: Silver gilt

Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 14 1/8 in. (46.4 x 35.9 cm); Other: 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Silver

Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1934

Accession Number: 34.17.1a–c

Description

This tureen is part of a large table service reputedly given by Napoleon I to his sister Pauline and her husband, Prince Camillo Borghese.

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