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Soup Bowl

Within reserves bordered by puce and yellow colored rococo cartouches are naturalistically painted scenes of animals on abbreviated plateau, birds on small trees or branches.


The base is marked with crossed swords in underglaze blue, and the impressed numeral 67.


By 1965, Antique Porcelain Company, New York; October 20, 1965, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge

German, about 1760

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Medium or Technique

Hard paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration, gilding




Ceramics, Porcelain