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Bowl

Date:
ca. 1585
Culture:
Chinese with British, London mounts
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain, silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Diameter: 14 in. (35.6 cm); Diameter (with handles): 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.14.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
Dutch and Flemish still life paintings of the early seventeenth century sometimes included pieces of Chinese porcelain with gilt-silver mounts, attesting to the popularity of these rare and costly objects.
Marking: Marks on silver:
[1] (on plain band, above foot, stamped) three trefoils voided within a shaped shield (maker's mark)
[2] (on silver-gilt mount, inside on base, engraved) L XXV X III ?
J. P. Morgan Jr. (until 1944; sold by estate to MMA)
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