A FAMILLE ROSE SAUCE TUREEN AND COVER
Qing dynasty, 1770-1790 circa
10 x 15 cm
In the shape of a European incense-boat, the short sides moulded with Baroque cartouches, the handle as a pine cone, the exterior finely painted in soft enamels with small floral compositions and geometric bands.
Provenance: acquired before 1975.
The model for this kind of tureen is a design by Josiah Wedgewood created in 1770-71 (see C. Le Corbeiller – A. Cooney Frelinghuysen, Chinese Export Porcelain, in “The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. Winter 2003”, New York 2003, p. 34, pls. 34-35, for a similar shaped tureen with Scottish coat of arms together with its English model). Another similar piece for the Portuguese market is illustrated in M. Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London 1962, pp. 71, 78.