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Tureen and cover

Tureen and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Holíc (made)

  • Date:

    second half of 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted with enamels and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Stuart Gerald Davis

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 50, shelf 2 []

Physical description

The tureen has a faintly lobed oval section, slightly scrolled loop-handles, and moulded relief rocaille decoration. The cover is surmounted by a handle in the form of a goose pecking at a flower. In the main moulded panels of tureen and cover are bunches of flowers and leaves painted in crimson, purple, blue, yellow and two tones of green. The same colours excepting the greens, are used to pick out the moulded decoration, handles, etc.

Place of Origin

Holíc (made)


second half of 18th century (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted with enamels and moulded


Height: 46.9 cm, Length: 27.3 cm

Historical context note

Note in Register: (23 July 1960) Dr. Jana Kybylova, of the Narodni Museum Prague, is of the opinion, judging from a photograph, that this is not a Holitsch piece. Dr. Kybalova reiterated this opinion when she came to the museum and saw the piece in 1984.

Descriptive line

Tureen and cover of earthenware covered with a tin glaze and painted in enamel colours. Hungarian, Holitsch, about 1760-1790.


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Goose; Flowers; Rocaille


Ceramics; Earthenware; Faience


Ceramics Collection

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