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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 1790.0
Year Range to 1800.0
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
On View No