An important West Pans soup tureen and cover, circa 1770

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Lot 116
An important West Pans soup tureen and cover, circa 1770

Sold for £ 3,500 (US$ 4,749) inc. premium
An important West Pans soup tureen and cover, circa 1770
Of circular form with thickly potted stalk handles applied with flowers and leaves at the terminals, painted in typically matt enamels with Arcadian landscapes and 'fancy' birds within garlands of flowers, the interior with scattered floral sprays and a moth, the crest of Sir Michael Bruce, 'MB' monogram and motto 'Fuimus' painted beneath each handle, 26cm high (damaged) (2)

Footnotes

  • This important tureen is recorded by Mavis Bimson, John Ainslie and Bernard Watney, West Pans Story-The Scotland Manufactory, ECC Trans, Vol 6, pt.2, p.167. It is illustrated at pl 127 and discussed at p 174 where the authors note the apparent overlay of the flower garlands over parts of the main decoration, perhaps suggesting the work of two enamellers on the same piece. See also George Haggarty, Out of the Blue (2008), figs.2-12 for a range of other crested wares and fig.76 for another West Pans soup tureen of plain form.
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An important West Pans soup tureen and cover, circa 1770
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