Soup tureen with cover and stand

Object Number: 
1984.39a-c
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Each (a and b): 8 × 11 3/4 × 9 3/8 in. (20.3 × 29.8 × 23.8 cm) Overall (c): 2 × 14 × 12 in. (5.1 × 35.6 × 30.5
Description: 
Soup tureen and cover with fruit knop, and molded edges; interlaced reeded handles; decorated with blue enamel and gilding; border decoration conisits of wide bands of blue enamel with gold stars; bounded by a gold spearhead band; interior decoration of blue enamel gilded floral swags; shield at center with blue enamel and gold star border, ribbons, leafy swag, and inscribed initials.
Gallery Label: 
This dish, part of a fifty-four-piece dinner service, was owned by New York statesman and merchant James Watson, Jr. (1750-1806) and his wife Mary Talcott (1752-1806).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group