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Tureen and cover

Tureen and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Du Paquier porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Museum number:

    C.773&A-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 23, shelf 3 []

This tureen, which bears the arms of the Russian Tzarina Anna Ivanova, was originally part of a large service made by the Du Paquier porcelain factory in Vienna. It was presented to the Russian Empress by the Habsburg Emperor Charles VI to cement their military alliance against the invading Turks during the period 1736-39.

The handle on the cover modelled as a miniature Turk is therefore not just a decorative and functional element of the design, but has special political significance at this time.

Physical description

Tureen and cover of hard-paste porcelain, applied with sprays of flowers, painted in enamels and gilded with scrollwork borders.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)

Date

ca. 1735 (made)

Artist/maker

Du Paquier porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Object history note

According to Elizabeth Sturm-Bednarszyk (see reference), this tureen was one of thirty-four included in a service ordered by the Emperor Charles VI as a gift for the Tzarina Anna Ivanovna.

Historical context note

Tzarina Anna Ivanova ruled Russian from 1730-1740. During the period 1736-39 she allied Russia with the Emperor Charles VI in fighting against the Turks. The tureen was part of a large service presented to the Tzarina by the Emperor, and the miniature Turk modelled as the knop on this tureen is not merely functional and decorative but of political significance in this context.

Descriptive line

Tureen and cover of hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded, made by the Du Paquier porcelain factory, Vienna, ca. 1735.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Sturm-Bednarczyk, Elizabeth. Claudius Innocentius du Paquier, Wiener Porzellan der Frühzeit 1718-1744. Vienna: Edition Christian Brandstatter, 1994. 66-67 p., No. 55.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Scroll-work; Masks; Flowers; Coats of arms

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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