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Tureen with phoenixes in landscape

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
1725–30
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 8 1/4 x 12 3/8 x 10 9/16 in. (21 x 31.4 x 26.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.281a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The size of this tureen and the high quality of its painted decoration make it as an exceptional example from the manufactory’s middle period. It is painted in the colors and style of Chinese famille verte porcelains, in which green and red predominate; the phoenix and fence motifs derive from Chinese examples. The distinctive handles in the form of turned wood knobs, which are echoed in the shape of the finial, were a Du Paquier invention.
Hans Syz (until d. 1991; to his sons, John and Stephan) ; by descent, John D. Syz ; and Stephan B. Syz (1991–95; to MMA)
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