A boar tureen and cover
Lot 347
A rare Export boar's head tureen and cover Circa 1765
£30,000 - 40,000
US$ 50,000 - 67,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
The Property of a European Collector
A rare Export boar's head tureen and cover
Circa 1765
The animal head naturalistically modelled with raised snout and staring eyes, its mouth wide open revealing tongue, teeth and a pair of fangs, the snout and ears glazed in tones of iron-red, the hide bearing strokes of grisaille, moulded around the neck and lower jaw, with three large knobs at the back of the head.
43cm (17in) wide (2).


  • The animal tureen form was fashionable in Europe in the mid 18th century, when faience or soft-paste models were made at Strasbourg, Palissy, Chelsea, Hochst and other factories. Similar tureens were made in the form of cocks, oxen and carp for different types of food. An example of a faience boar's head tureen model from Eastern France of similar size is illustrated by M.Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London, 1962, p.171, fig.99.
    An identical boar's head tureen from the collection of Josephine and Walter Buhl Ford II was sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 April 2010, lot 176. Also compare another similar tureen sold at Christie's New York, 21 January 2003, lot 232.
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