This lifelike and grotesque tureen in the form of a boar's head was made by Chelsea.

It is one of only three complete examples of arguably the most ambitious and elaborate type of vessel ever made by the company, and is a spectacular example of English rococo tableware. It was the centrepiece of one of the greatest surviving collections of 18th-century English porcelain formed for a grand Yorkshire house.

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Provenance

The collection of porcelain, of which the tureen forms the centrepiece, is listed in a Cooke-Yarborough family inventory of 1871, where it is stated to be 'from Streetthorpe' (Streetthorpe Hall near Doncaster was built by George Cooke-Yarborough


Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
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