Also Called :

Soup Tureens

Rarity :

RARE

Age :

Mid to Late 19th Century

Price Range :

$1,800.-$2,200. (Depending on size)

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

Bottom: 10 1/4″ wide x 14″ long (handles) x 7″ high; Top: 8 1/2″ wide x 10 5/8″ long x 4″ high; Total height: 10 7/8″

Bottom:  8 1/8″ wide x 12″ long (handles) x 5 5/8″ high; Top: 7″ wide x 9″ long x 3 1/4″ high; Total height: 8 7/8″

 

 

Weight :

Left to Right:

Total: 8 lbs. 14 oz.; Top: 2 lbs. 2 oz.; Bottom: 6 lbs. 12 oz.

Total: 5 lbs. 13 oz.; Top: 6 oz.; Bottom: 4 lbs. 7 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Robert Croul Auction, E. Lemoine, ME-1990

DeCaro Auction, Odessa, DE-1989

Availability :

 

Description: These are two rare Soup Tureens. They are very attractive and they are oval or oblong in shape. The tureens are distinguished by their twisted handles and mushroom knobs (sometimes called “Passion Flower” knobs). The tops have a stepped up shape, are decorated with 4 leaves radiating outward from the knobs and have the rain cloud borders. The insides are not decorated. The Canton scene is on the tops and on both sides. The bottoms are glazed.

The middle soup tureen is a medium size one and the far right tureen is a gravy tureen and is included here just to show it is a miniature of these soup tureens.

This soup tureen is illustrated on page 219 of Herbert Schiffer’s 1975 book and in Jane Wilson’s 1977 booklet on page 45.

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