Tureen and cover

Object Number: 
2004.30.1ab
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall (a: Cover): 3 in. × 11 1/4 in. × 8 in. (7.6 × 28.6 × 20.3 cm) Overall (b: Tureen): 5 in. × 12 1/4 in. ×
Description: 
Chinese Export porcelain tureen with blue underglaze design in "Canton" pattern over white ground; scene includes landscape with water, pagodas and bridges. Side handles in form of pig-like animal heads covered with blue glaze. Foot decorated with continuous diaper-pattern band. Matching cover topped with naturalistic asymmetrical knop finial; landscape pattern on top surrounded by continuous border of three decorative bands.
Gallery Label: 
This tureen and cover are part of a 107 piece service of Chinese export porcelain purchased by the donor's great-great grandfather, Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835), a hardware merchant at Beekman Slip in New York City. Gerrit purchased the service in 1816 for a dinner held for "all the Episcopal clergymen of New York except one." The N-YHS collection includes eight pieces of this service.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barbara Parker Chasis, Descendant of Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group