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Catalog Number R1977.2.1.1ab
Object Name Tureen
Description Soup tureen and cover having a bulbous, oval body, oval pedestal foot, intertwined strap handles on either end, and a double-domed cover with a fruit-shaped knop; painted in overglaze famille rose enamels in a blue and gold palette with highlights on the finial and molded leaves on the cover; a wide blue and gold band at the edge of the cover and rim of the tureen; a narrow border at the foot; and a shield containing the initial "L" and draped in mantling on the front and back.

The tureen has a history of having belonged to Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The tureen descended in the family.
Year Range from 1790
Year Range to 1800
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Gift of John Bouvier Johnson
On View No