Chinese Export – Soup Tureen – American Eagle, Roses

Chinese Export – Soup Tureen – American Eagle, Roses


Chinese Export (Qianlong c. 1736-1795)
‘American Eagle’ Soup Tureen and Underplate, c. 1782-1795
gilt, hand-painted, hard-paste porcelain
(underplate) 11 ½” long x 9 1/8” wide x 1 5/8” high
(tureen) 11 ¼” long (at handles) x 8”wide x 5 3/8” high (w/out cover) / 8” high (lid finial)

Notes: Dating from the early period of the United States the Chinese Export soup tureen has been custom painted with the Arms of the United States and floral bouquets featuring roses strung together with garlands of gilt flowers, in celebration of the newly forming union. The Arms depicted is most similar to those of Trenchard’s Engraving of 17861, where the clouds form an arc and radiance is extended upwards and outwards, a similar arms, can be seen on a Chinese Export sugar and pitcher in the collections at Colonial Williamsburg (2008-148,A&B;2008-149).


Condition: Very Good, Antique
For Accuracy: an antique it may show expected light signs of age. There is light rubbing to the gilt garlands and in particular on the lid handle and side handles. There is also some wear to the underplate from light use of the tureen. (see pictures) The painting is very fine with no crazing, damage or repairs.

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