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Covered sauce tureen and stand

Object Number: 
1984.40a-c
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Each (a and b): 5 × 7 × 4 7/8 in. (12.7 × 17.8 × 12.4 cm) Overall (c): 1 × 8 × 6 in. (2.5 × 20.3 × 15.2 cm)
Description: 
Covered sauce tureen and stand decorated with blue enamel and giding; interlaced reeded handles painted in peach enamel with gilding; border decoration consists of a wide blue enamel band with gold stars, and a band of gold spearheads; additonal decoration includes blue enamel floral swags and shields with blue enamel and gold star bands, ribbons, and leafy swags; initials inscribed on shield.
Gallery Label: 
This dish, part of a fifty-four-piece dinner service, was owned by New York statesman and merchant James Watson, Jr. (1750-1806) and his wife Mary Talcott (1752-1806).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group