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Two Sauceboats and Two Covered Tureens from the "Washington Memorial Service"

A work made of porcelain.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of porcelain.


c. 1800


Chinese, made for the American market

About this artwork

Chinese porcelain made especially for export to the United States often displays painted imagery of subjects that appealed to wealthy American consumers, including armorial and marine studies and commemorative events. Part of a larger suite, these four pieces were commissioned around 1800 in remembrance of the nation’s first president, who died in 1799. Symbols such as the weeping willow, tomb, and eagle, all depicted on these wares, reflect the contemporary mourning for Washington.


On View, Gallery 169


Arts of the Americas


Two Sauceboats and Two Covered Tureens from the "Washington Memorial Service"


China (Object made in)

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c. 1800



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Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Herbert A. Vance and an anonymous donor

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