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Punch Bowl

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A broad register of a blue-green ground covers the upper two-thirds of the large circular bowl. The ground is puntuated alternately with oval reserves decorated with two birds in a landscape and smaller oval reserves containing two butterflies. The larger reserves are enframed by scrolling gilt...

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Inscription

Bottom of the bowl is inscribed in blue enamel: Coucou de Cayenne./Tiran du brésil.; Faisan de la Chine,/et Sa Femélle.; Kakatois des Moluques./toucan a gorge rouge de Cayenne.

Marks

interlaced Ls enclosing date letters bb, painter's mark cp for Antoine-Joseph Chappuis jeune, aine, above, all in black enamel

Provenance

Made for Comte d'Artois. By 1948, Jean Nicolier, Paris; June 17, 1948, Jean Nicolier sold to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

jatte à punch

French, 1779

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 13.8 x 34.2 cm (5 7/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1864

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain