golden soup tureen

Image Caption: 1996.4.201 Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur, Gift of John T. Dorrance, Jr.

Artfully crafted in fascinating forms, the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens features sculpted metals, precious porcelains, and elegant earthenwares among the materials found in this wide range of tureens and soup-related objects made in Europe, Asia, and America. The dates range from 1720 to modern times.

The genesis of the Campbell Collection dates to 1966, when John T. Dorrance Jr., chairman of the Campbell Soup Company, and W. B. Murphy, the company president, decided to begin collecting these splendid pieces. The collection came to Winterthur and the gallery opened in 1997.

Come see for yourself why guests from around the world have enjoyed the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur. Included with general admission.

Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

In November 2020, Winterthur was thrilled to walk the CBS Sunday Morning team through this stunning collection.

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In April 2022, Winterthur shared the exciting history of the collection with The 302.