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Tureen and stand

Tureen and stand

late 18th century

The most striking Chinese export tureens are those modeled on animal forms like geese or ox-heads, all having natural features painted with persuasive colors. The decoration of this set features bright colors and rich motifs that give a sense of exuberance. The broad-leaf pattern, also known as the tobacco-leaf design, is especially popular on Chinese export porcelain of the late eighteenth century.
Hard paste porcelain
5 1/2 in. (13.97 cm), height of tureen
10 3/4 in. (27.31 cm), width of tureen
7 in. (17.78 cm), width of tureen
4 1/8 in. (10.48 cm), height of lid
9 3/4 in. (24.77 cm), diameter of lid
1 7/8 in. (4.76 cm), height of stand
15 in. (38.1 cm), width of stand
12 3/4 in. (32.39 cm), depth of stand
Gift of the McCone Foundation
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 260

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