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Past Exhibition

Soup Tureen and Tray

Luigi Valadier (1726–1785)
Soup Tureen and Tray, ca. 1780
Silver
tureen 17 3/8 × 13 3/4 × 8 1/4 in. (44 × 35 × 21 cm);
tray 19 1/4 × 11 3/4 in. (49 × 30 cm)
Private collection

This large oval-shaped soup tureen stands on four animal paws. Lions’ heads with rings serve as handles, and the cover displays the figure of a little girl with a brazier. It is likely one of four tureens designed with the symbols of the Seasons. This one (the only survival) represents Winter.