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Covered bowl and stand

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The circular bowl has two ear-shaped handles composed of two interlacing branches with leaf terminals. The domed cover is surmounted by a finial in the form of a twisted branch with leaves and berries. The circular stand has a scalloped rim and a circular well to fit the foot of the bowl. The...

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Inscription

Bowl: incised T or I and jo or jc. Stand: incised T or I.

Provenance

Possibly Duveen Brothers [see note 1]. J.P Morgan, New York [see note 2]; 1913, by descent to J. Pierpont Morgan Jr., New York; March 22-25, 1944, J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr. sold through Parke Bernet, New York, as lot 626, to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] See Jeffrey H. Munger, "The Forsyth Wickes Collection" (1992, p. 178). [2] inventory numbers P.M. 1703A-1703C in red enamel paint on undersides of cover, bowl, and stand.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

écuelle ronde tournée et plateau rond

French, 1759–60

Dimensions

Overall (bowl with cover): 11.5 x 17 x 13.8 cm (4 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 5 7/16 in.) Other (stand): 3.6 x 20.2 cm (1 7/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1785a-c

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain