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Cabbage tureen
earthenware (tin-glazed)
(a-b) 21.2 × 34.6 × 33.1 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Strasbourg, Alsace, France
Accession Number
Accession pending
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
Collection of Kenneth Reed AM, Sydney. Promised gift.
Gallery location
17th & 18th Century Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
The Strasbourg pottery was the leading faience manufactory in Europe during the early 18th century. During the 1740s and 1750s the factory developed a range of brightly painted, highly decorative services as well as tureens made in natural forms such as shells, birds and vegetables. This was the golden age of trompe l'oeil productions and the factory's greatest productions were its tureens and pot-pourri which were imitated by other factories throughout Europe, including the Chelsea and Derby manufactories in England.