Tureen

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1850 ?

GUSN

GUSN-14753

Description

Transfer printed in medium blue w/ an exotic scene of pagoda-like building, bizarre trees and bushes and a camel w/ people in the foreground. This scene is enclosed by a pale blue border w/ delicate flowering vines and 8 floral-edged reserves w/ floral sprays or exotic buildings and greenery. The scenes vary w/ form of serving item. This item is a tureen of squat, square, bulbous form w/ lobed "belly" and tapered serpentine base w/ conforming domed cover w/ leaf molded knop and grape molded top. Similarly molded grape form handles at sides of base. Gilt at feet, rim of cover, edge of base, and vine of handles.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tureens
bone china
molding (forming)
transfer printing
porcelain
Bone China
Molded
Transfer Printed
TUREEN

Inscription

Transfer underglaze and incised on bottom: Transfer underglaze: Mark in medium blue showing urn and beehive on a rectangular platform enclosed by greenery. The platform is inscribed ""ORIENTAL"". ""W.R."" is inscribed underneath ""ORIENTAL."" The name ""Ridgways"" is over the image and ""ENGLAND"" is under the image. Incised: Each piece incised w/ 2 or 3 numbers or letters.

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Possibly Ridgway, William (Maker)
Possibly Ridgways (Maker)

Location of Origin

Shelton, England, Staffordshire; Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

5.5 x 9 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.557.11AB