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Soup Tureen with Cover
Accession # 68.87.25a-b
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Soup Tureen with Cover
Date ca. 1879
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions 9 9/16 x 13 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (24.3 x 34.6 x 20.6 cm)
Marks On underside of tureen, impressed (beneath glaze): "C F H / 2"
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf M (Ceramics)
Description White porcelain soup tureen (a) and cover (b); vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Tureen has oval, bulging body raised on oval, slightly domed pedestal; opposing handles on sides of inverted U-shaped form with knob in center and foliate terminals. Cover is conforming domed lid with matching handle on top; U-shaped notch out of one side for ladle. Both pieces decorated with bands of green and gold at edge, and maroon border with flowers and butterflies in yellow, green, blues, and gilt; handles of both pieces painted with black, gold, and green accents. Condition: Good; losses to gilding and scratches in paint.