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Punch bowl

Date:
1744
Culture:
Chinese
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.); Diam. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1933
Accession Number:
33.133
Not on view
Inscription: [1] The Haeslingfield/In Prosperity/Sept br e y 1th,/1743/jams Beech Fecit (on outside)
[2] Robt; Stockdall/Canton;/Ianry e y 1st;/1743 4/Jams; Beech Fecit (on outside)
[3] The Haeslingfield In Distress Septbr 12th 1743 (on inside)

Both times it appears the name of Beech is written in an attempted script, clearly in imitation of the artist's signature. (CLC 23 June 71)
Mrs. J. Insley Blair (until 1933; to MMA)
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