AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BOAR’S HEAD TUREENS
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736 – 1795)
39 cm wide – 28 cm high
These “Compagnie des Indes” tureens were inspired by an original Strasbourg faience model made by Paul Hannong, circa 1748 – 1754. Chinese made this model only during 1763 and 1764. The only document where this model’s tureen is mentioned is the Dutch East India Company records. Thanks to it, we know that 25 boar’s head tureens were purchased in 1763 and 19 more in 1764. There is no other boar’s head tureen order. As a matter of fact, the next order (30 heads) has been cancelled in 1764 because the shipping was too risky.
A pair of boar’s head tureens of this size and showing such a high quality work is extremely rare.
Note: There is a similar piece in: “The Copeland Collection – The Peabody Museum of Salem” by W.R Sargent – PL 98, page 202