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Bowl (one of eleven)

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Decorated with an overglaze blue crest of two birds and a gilded decoration at border.


Probably originally owned by Miss Chapeny, engaged to Oliver Fiske (mid-18th century); to Oliver's sister Sally Fiske m. Jonathan Day Dix of Hingham; to their grandson George Day Dix (b. 1835) of Newton; to Martha and Mary Dix of Newton; to Mrs. Frances Adelaide Barnes Dix; to her daughter Marion Frances Dix Whitten; 1979, to her daughter Nancy Hemenway Whitten Barton; 1992, gift of Nancy H.W. Barton to the MFA. (Accession date: June 24, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy Hemenway Whitten Barton and Robert Durrie Barton in memory of Marion and Robinson Whitten

Chinese, about 1790

Object Place

China for American Market


5.08 x 8.89 x 8.89 cm (2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Ceramics, Porcelain