Soup Tureen with Platter and Lid

Accession Number

Soup Tureen with Platter and Lid


Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support

9 1/4 x 12 x 9 in. (23.5 x 30.48 x 22.86 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of William C. Weese, M.D., LSA '65

Subject matter

This soup tureen is decocrated with two pairs of dragons entertaining with firing jewels among auspicious clouds. A matching lid also depicts four dragons. The theme of dragons playing with a jewel appear ubiquitously on textiles, porcelains, lacquer wares as well as other forms of decorative arts. It conveys the wish for happiness and good fortune.


Physical Description
Porcelain blue and white covered soup tureen with platter depicting dragons and clouds.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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blue-and-white (ceramic glaze)
ceramic (material)
dish lid
platters (carrying dishes)
porcelain (material)
soup tureens

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