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Design for a Tureen

The circular vessel is supported by two caryatides and in the center by a man shoeing a winged horse. The base rests on seated sphinxes. The vessel is banded by motifs of gryphons, and the handle is in the form of three-faced Janus with a ring through its mouth.The finial is in the form of a kneeling putto giving a swan of drink from a cup.

Credit: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council...

Pen and ink, brush and washes
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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