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Soup Tureen and Cover, Japanese Crane Pattern

Decorative Arts

MANUFACTURER Minton, founded 1793
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Manufactured: Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • DATES 1874
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (21 x 41.9 x 24.1 cm)
    MARKINGS (a, tureen) Underside, transfer printed in blue "registry mark/ [company logo]/ "JAPANESE CRANE" [contained in ribbon]/ painted in orange "C1564 / 999(?)/ impressed "[arrow] X MINTON/ 88" (b, cover) transfer printed in blue " registry mark"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2009.12.27a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION (a) white bodied, elongated oval shape on a raised slightly flared foot. Aesthetic style design, orange band at rim. Repeated, continuous design transfer printed in blue, seven cranes in flight with orange breasts; small random circles below and between birds; at lower third of body, stylized continuous wave design in blue and orange. Lower part of foot has abbreviated wave design in blue and orange. Applied, ear shaped, bifurcated twig handles in blue with gold highlights to knots. (b) slightly domed, conforming, elongated oval lid with 'u' shaped cutout at one short end. Lower third of lid has repeat of pattern of main body. Finial is a bifurcated twig handle in blue with gold highlights. Condition: very good, normal wear to base.
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