The Wallace Collection

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Pot à oille 'Saxe', or possible 'ordinaire', probably of the forth size; the cover possibly from a p
  • Tureen and cover
  • Pot à oille 'Saxe', or possible 'ordinaire', probably of the forth size; the cover possibly from a p
  • Manufacture de Vincennes
  • Probably Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, the Elder (1695 - 1774), Designer
  • Vincennes, France
  • 18th century (with later decoration)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Tureen and cover, Height: 20.6 cm
    Tureen, Object size: 11.5 x 22.8 x 19.4 cm
    Cover, Diameter: 19.7 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls
  • C467
  • Reserve Vault 3
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  • This set is a composite of two different models. The round bowl was at some point mismatched with the wrong cover and would originally have featured one with a knob of orange fruit and flowers.
    The word 'oille' was used in French for Spanish stews which would have been served in this tureen, usually fit with a silver lining to protect the porcelain. Both parts are decorated with a turquoise-blue ground and painted with bucolic scenes of children in landscapes. The gilding includes elaborate gilded cartouches and highlights on the legs, handles and knop.
    Stylistic inconsistencies and the presence of a factory mark not only on the base of the tureen but also on the inside of the cover suggests that both pieces were matched and redecorated as a set at a later stage.