Covered Tureen


Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Qianlong period (1736-1795), About 1755

Both the Moffat and Macleod clans of Scotland used the elaborate cipher of “J.M.” found on the tureen lid. The Moffats were a powerful border clan of ancient Viking origin, while the Macleods were a Highland clan with ties to the Isle of Skye. There may originally have been a platter underneath the tureen.