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Polychrome chicken tureen and cover

Circa 1760 – 1780

Origin: Delft


Date: Circa 1760 – 1780

Dimensions: Height: 9,5 x 12,5 x 8 cm

This tureen, which is formed like a chicken, is mostly decorative in character, as an ornament on the dining table. The object is notable for its brilliant coloring and high gloss glaze.

The fashion for tureens shaped like animals, fruits and vegetables arose around the middle of the eighteenth century. They were especially loved in France, where the Strasbourg factory specialized in such pieces , generally larger than the examples produced in Delft.

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