Tureen and Stand

porcelain tureen and stand colorfully decorated with various scenes and eels or fish as handles

Du Paquier Manufactory
Tureen and Stand, ca. 1730–35
Hard-paste porcelain
Tureen: 7 × 12 1/2 in. (17.8 × 31.8 cm)
Stand: 16 5/8 × 10 3/8 in. (42.2 × 26.4 cm)
The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016


This set combines Chinese-inspired fish handles with a tureen and stand of a characteristically European shape. The overall Japanese Imari style of extensive floral ornaments painted in blue, iron-red, and gold is combined with colorful Chinese figures — influenced by those created at the Meissen manufactory by Johann Gregor Höroldt — set inside East Asian–inspired fan cartouches. Much of Du Paquier’s production is marked by this rich interplay of eastern and western influences.

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