Antique Pottery Tureens
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"A tureen is a serving dish for foods such as soups or stews, often shaped as a broad, deep, oval vessel with fixed handles and a low domed cover with a knob or handle. Over the centuries, tureens have appeared in many different forms, some round, rectangular, or made into fanciful shapes such as animals or wildfowl. Tureens may be ceramic—either the glazed earthenware called faience or porcelain—or silver, and customarily they stand on an undertray or platter made en suite.
The tureen's prehistory may
be traced to the use of the communal bowl, but during the reign of
Louis XIV it was developed from a practical covered serving vessel into
one of the most richly ornamented centerpieces of the formal apparatus
of dining. This period also saw the old practice of dressing the dinner
table with every dish at once (service à la française)
superseded by the new practice of separate courses at meal time, each entrée
entering from the kitchens with an air of ceremony. Soup remained the
first course of most meals, from the king's table to the peasant's, and
the soup tureen on its serving platter provided the opening ceremony.
Tureens naturally tended towards the impressive; the world's record
auction price fetched for a single piece of silver was achieved by a
silver tureen made in 1733 by the Parisian silversmith Thomas Germain,
sold at Sotheby's New York, 13 November 1996: at US$ 10,287,500 it
tripled the former record." READ MORE
English Pink Mason Vista Tureens with cover, platter, and ladle. Space #168. $395.00.
Imari Tureen with Cover. Space #168. $245.00.
English Blue and White Mason's Vista Tureen with underplate, ladle, and cover. Space #168. $350.00.