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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.

Date:

c. 1800

Artist:

China
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.

Status

On View, Gallery 169

Department

Arts of the Americas

Title

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

Place

China (Object made in)

Date

c. 1800

Medium

Porcelain

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2002.600.1-4

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