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.

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American Art, Gallery 169

Title

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

Origin

China

Date

1795–1805

Medium

Porcelain

Credit Line

Restricted gifts of Mrs. Herbert A. Vance and an anonymous donor

Reference Number

2002.600.1-4

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