Tureen with Platter
Dating: c.1750-60 (Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period)
Dimensions (cm): 19,2 x 33,7 x Ø 37,5
Inv. no.: PD0390
A tureen with a lid and a platter, made of white porcelain and painted in cobalt blue.
The tureen has handles shaped like rabbit heads and a lid with a grip button in the shape of a pomegranate. The plate, where the tureen is placed, is octahedral. ‘This type of tureen is thought to have been made in a European metal mould (probably in silver) and would have been produced by Chinese Manufacturers (due to the increasing number of orders placed during the 18th century). As there is contemporaneous documentation regarding these expensive services (often including the Coat of Arms of the purchasing family) which had similar shapes to these pieces, it allows us to assess the date of manufacture more accurately’.
Maria Antónia Pinto Matos