Rare Pair of Antique Creamware Schramberg Duck Tureens with Covers 19th Century
Offered for sale is this rare and desirable early 19th century Schramberg pair of creamware duck tureens with covers. The tureens have been charmingly painted in the limited palette of underglaze grand feu colors. The black-cap drake tureen is 7 1/2 inches long by 4 1/2 inches tall, while the duck tureen is 6 1/2 inches long by 4 3/8 inches tall. The longer tureen bears a faint impressed SCHRAMBERG mark. This is the earliest form of the Schramberg mark and dates the tureens to the period 1820 to 1861. Both tureens bear a museum number in red. This pair was deaccessioned from the Worcester Art Museum. Tureens in the form of a pair of naturalistic ducks were made popular by Meissen (see this late 18th century Marcolini period example ) and were copied in creamware by other potteries.
The tureens are lightweight, as you would expect from early 19th century creamware, and weigh only 11 oz and 8 oz respectively (shipping weight 3 lbs).
Condition: Very good overall. The black-cap drake has a couple of small flakes on the tip of his bill, and a very faint hairline between the neck and shoulders. The duck has a couple of fleabites on the rim of the cover, and one wing broken and glued, as shown. Both tureens have age-appropriate wear on the bases.
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