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Object ID 1973.005.051
Object Name Tureen, Sauce
Collection Ceramics
Credit line Gift of David Stockwell
Year Range from 1830
Year Range to 1834
Description Small porcelain sauce tureen, lid, and dish that is decorated in an orange and white "Phoenix and Butterfly" pattern. The tureen has an oval-shaped body and stands on a smaller, raised oval foot. It has two side handles that are composed of two overlapping strips. The lid had a large central gilded knob. The dish is oval and decorated on the face with the orange and white "Phoenix and Butterfly" pattern.

Dimensions H-6 W-5.25 L-8.25 inches
Dimension Details Greatest dimensions of tureen only; the dish measures 9 5/8" long x 7 1/2" wide x 1 3/8" high.
Owned John Richardson Latimer
Used Latimer family
Provenance Part of a set that descended in the family of John Richardson Latimer (1793-1865) of Wilmington, DE & Philadelphia, PA. Latimer was a merchant in the China trade who operated out of Philadelphia and shipped this set home on one of his own ships for his personal use. He is said to have acquired it in anticipation of his marriage to Elizabeth Caldwell Keppele of Philadelphia on July 18, 1834.

The porcelain remained in the Latimer family until it was acquired by the donor from Mr. Lerman Stewart (a descendant of Mary Latimer of Wilmington and Philadelphia).
Subjects Porcelain
Search Terms China Trade
John Richardson Latimer
Phoenix & Butterfly Pattern
Sauce tureens
Material Porcelain with orange underglaze and gilt decoration
Place of Origin China