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Stand for a Hen and Chicks Tureen

Stand for a Hen and Chicks Tureen

c. 1755
(Britain, London, 1745–84)
Overall: 48.7 x 37.7 x 6.4 cm (19 3/16 x 14 13/16 x 2 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

See cover record for Hen and Chicks Covered Tureen (1984.58).


The ceramic factory at Chelsea, located along the river Thames in western London, was Britain’s most renowned factory of decorative porcelain in the mid-1700s. Large tureens in the form of chickens or rabbits appealed to wealthy aristocrats, who took great care in developing specimen animal and poultry breeds on their country estates. The design for this particular tureen was taken from a popular seventeenth-century print by Francis Barlow depicting a farmyard.
  • 2000-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, “Recent Acquisitions Press Release,” March 17, 2000, Cleveland Museum of Art Archives.
    Bidwell, Frederick E., and Leslie Cade. The CMA Companion: A Guide to the Cleveland Museum of Art. New York: Scala Arts Publishers, 2014. Reproduced & mentioned: p. 136
  • British Gallery Reinstallation (June 2020). The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer).
    No existing exhibition history
  • {{cite web|title=Stand for a Hen and Chicks Tureen|url=false|author=Chelsea Porcelain Factory|year=c. 1755|access-date=14 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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