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Design for a Tureen

The vessel is banded with a grapevine meader. The finial is in the form of a crouching lion, and coiled snakes form the handles. The base rests on paw feet and is encircled with a similar grapevine meander band. Lower right (in red ink): "No. 40."

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

Pen and ink, brush and wash on paper
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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