18th Century French Ornate Tureen (3 sizes available)


Made from metal alloy the French Tureen would have originally been filled with stews and represented wealth partly due to the habits of Louis X1V. Over time households would embellish tureens with family  inscriptions and the tureen grew to be a work of art in its own right and would be used as serving dishes for potatoes, soups, parsnips etc. Tureens are also made from ceramic and I have a section of them made in metal that when painted look like ceramic. 


These tureens come in 3 sizes and all have a ladel for dishing out your most favourable stew or soup....

The sizes are for the opening of the tureen. 

Handle to handle x Front to back

Small 2.8cm x 1.5cm

Medium 3.1cm x 1.8cm

Large 3.5cm x 2cm



Supplied in their raw state of alloy metal I would suggest two methods of finishing. The metal is dull but can be polished and will look like petwer (the metal contains petwer) but if you prefer a painted ceramic finish then use a metal primer and then a spray coat of your favourite colour. You could age it slightly by adding a wash of raw umber. 



18th Century French Ornate Tureen (3 sizes available)

PriceFrom £14.00
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