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Soup Tureen with the Arms of the Scholten Family Soup Tureen With Stand

This is a soup tureen with stand. We acquired it in 1938. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This tureen represents a primary focus in the early collecting of Asian objects: Chinese export ceramics. Erskine, one of Sarah and Eleanor’s brothers, may have collected the tureen for its unusual cartouche, which research has since discovered to be the “coat of arms” for an 18th-century family of Dutch grocers.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Pitcher (England), 1855
  • porcelain, overglaze enameling and gilding.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1989-63-1

Cite this object as

Soup Tureen with the Arms of the Scholten Family Soup Tureen With Stand; Netherlands; porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; 1938-57-354-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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